Springfield Park

Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains. The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.

The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.


  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • table tennis table
  • outdoor chess boards
  • cricket pitch
  • tennis courts
  • toilets
  • accessible toilets
  • conservation area
  • Springfield Park Café - open Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • river
  • children's playground
  • fountains
  • pond
  • bandstand
  • ranger office

Booking sports facilities

You can book the Springfield Park tennis courts at the tennis office in Clissold Park, or call 020 8800 0680. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-Sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-Sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. See Hackney Tennis for more information. You can book cricket pitches on 020 8986 7955.

Restoration project

We've recently secured Heritage Lottery funding(HLF) to make major improvements to the park, including refurbishing the park's buildings (which date back to the mid-19th century), upgrading the footpaths, play equipment and gates, and working to preserve and enhance the park's landscape. The proposals were developed working in partnership with park users and the park's user group. The works are due to start on site in spring 2018 and should be completed by summer 2019.

Bowls pavilion

The bowls pavilion is being repaired and redecorated as part of the Springfield HLF restoration project.


If you'd like to get involved or sign up for the Springfield Park restoration project newsletter, please contact georgie.brown@hackney.gov.uk.

Conservation plan

The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park's significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.

The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.

Springfield Park user group

The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at spugcommittee@hotmail.co.uk.

Free group exercise classes

Our Parks provides free group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Hackney parks. Classes in Springfield Park

Springfield Park running group

All sessions include stretching and warm ups. More information on Springfield Park running group


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


Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield 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.

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