Millfields Park

Millfields Park is made up of three large open spaces around Lea Bridge and Chatsworth Road framed by avenues of mature plane and elm trees. The Lea Navigation borders the park and links it to Springfield Park to the north and Hackney Marshes to the south.


  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • basketball
  • children's play area
  • conservation area
  • cricket pitch
  • dog-free area
  • football pitch
  • ranger office
  • tennis courts
  • trim trail (wooden gym apparatus)
  • river
  • community orchard

Millfields Park gains its first Green Flag

Following lots of hard work by the Millfields user group in conjunction with the Council, Millfields Park has been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

Improvements programme

We've invested around £700,000 in Millfields Park. We've improved the pathways, walls and sport surfaces, renewed the play area, removed railings, remodelled the entrances, and are are replacing the park furniture, upgrading the toilets and working to maintain the trees. 

Green gym

Fridays, 11am-2pm

The Conservation Volunteers have launched a free 'green gym' in Millfields Park, as part of a scheme to improve Londoners' wellbeing. Each workout session can involve anything from planting trees and flowers, to building nest boxes for wildlife. The gym is open to anyone but the project's is mainly aimed at people at risk of developing a mental illness. 


We've removed the layby to the South of Hillstowe Street, alongside the road leading from Hillstowe Street to the National Grid site and have filled the removed layby area with soil and installed a new kerb, as well as moved the four lamp columns that currently light the footpath to the new kerb line. The layby area will remain fenced for a few months to allow the grass to establish itself. We have repurposed the old paddling pool into a plaza area.

Outdoor childcare sessions with Free Range Urban Kids

Free Range Urban Kids provide holiday clubs for children aged 4+ and outdoor, morning and afternoon childcare sessions for the under 5s on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time. Children can hunt for bugs, climb trees, build dens, follow nature trails and explore the flora and fauna of South Millfields Park and the neighbouring natural areas.

Booking courts and pitches


Millfields Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.

Free group exercise classes

Find out more about our free group exercise classes with Our Parks, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors.

Millfields user group

The Millfields user group (MUG) has been instrumental in developing the park masterplan and improving the facilities it offers. They're currently working on improving the play facilities in North and South Millfields and redeveloping the Casimir Road entrance.

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Barbecues are not allowed in Millfields Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.


Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you do not have appropriate control over them, Council officers can ask you to put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks

Page updated: 28/03/2017 14:08:42