Shoreditch Park is one of the borough's largest parks at 19 hectares and serves the South of Hackney. It's well used, offers a wide variety of facilities including public art, and holds a Green Flag award - an award given annually to the best parks in the country.
There was terraced housing on the site until it suffered bomb damage during World War II. The pre-fab housing that replaced it was was removed between 1964 and 1973, creating the park.
Booking sport pitches and courts
Britannia site development proposal
Plans for a brand new leisure centre, a new secondary school and housing - including around 80 affordable homes have been approved by Hackney Council after a public consultation.
The redevelopment of the Britannia Leisure Centre site, next to the park, will provide 900 much-needed secondary school places plus a sixth form, state-of-the-art new leisure facilities - including a café and toilets accessible from Shoreditch Park, as well as around 480 new homes, approximately 80 of which will be affordable, to part fund the community facilities. For more information see the results of the consultation.
There is a TfL cycle hire docking station in the park. The first 30 minutes are free and after joining the scheme you can cycle all over London. The docking station is next to the play area and joins a number of others in Shoreditch.
The Britannia Leisure Runners meet every Tuesday at 5.30pm at the entrance of Britannia Leisure Centre.
Shoreditch Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Shoreditch Park user group
The user group was formed in 1966 to lobby for the creation of Shoreditch Park and meets regularly to discuss issues in the park. It's chaired by Anna Eagar. If you're interested in joining, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbecues are not allowed in Shoreditch Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, Council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.