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.

Amenities

  • 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 update

The Springfield Park restoration project is underway following our successful grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £3.3m.

We're currently tendering for a contractor to lead on the building work. Unfortunately this process is taking significantly longer and is proving more complex than we originally anticipated. We're also working to make sure that the significant number of planning conditions related to the project are met, and preliminary work on site is completed ready for the start of the restoration.

What you can expect to see when the project's finished:

  • restored Springfield House and the stables
  • replacement of the derelict glasshouses with a new community events building
  • new play facilities
  • landscaping improvements
  • activity and volunteering programme to engage our local communities

What is happening in the park now?

We're currently working on early projects to help prepare for the main project work: refurbishing the bowling green pavilion and demolishing of the glasshouse.

Bowling Green pavilion

The pavilion's now been refurbished. We'll be relocating the Springfield Café in the pavilion during the restoration works then improving the surrounding landscape to make it safer for visitors. We'll be installing temporary toilets by the pavilion while we work on the house.

Derelict Glasshouse removal

The glasshouse has now been demolished to make way for the new purpose built Community Events Venue. The resident fish have all found new homes and many of the plants have been re-potted and moved to other sites.

Next steps

We're working to appoint contractors the building works and landscape works. We're currently preparing the tender packages - they're likely to be advertised later this summer.

Project information

Newsletter

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

Events

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

Barbecues

Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park. The use of all barbecues in London Fields has also been suspended following safety advice to all London councils from the London Fire Brigade.

Dogs

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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