Clissold Park has a wide range of facilities, including:
- A large, well equipped playground suitable for all ages of children and young people
- A paddling pool (currently closed, see below for details)
- A wheels park
- A multi use games area
- Table tennis tables
- Tennis courts and Tennis Pavilion. Visit our Sports page for booking information
- A dog-free area
- An aviary
- A butterfly dome – currently closed but we are looking at ways it can be brought back into use.
- A large animal enclosure including deer and goats.
- An organic market garden run by Growing Communities. For information on when the site is open to the public contact Growing Communities: Growing Communities website
- A One O’clock Club open to 0 – 5 year olds accompanied by an adult. Open 1 – 4pm, Monday to Friday. T: 020 8809 6700
Clissold House includes the cafe and rooms of varying sizes which are available for community use (at reduced rates) and for private hire.
» More about Clissold House, rates and how to book www.hackney.venues.com
Or contact Christine Rupprecht, Venues and Events Officer on 020 8356 5505 or email Christine.email@example.com
Weekly community activities include pilates, baby massage, Quaker meetings and more…
Ask for a timetable at Clissold House.
All floors of the house are fully accessible via a new lift and there is a small kitchen and a toilet on the top floor available to those booking rooms.
Clissold House Café
Clissold House cafe is under new management and the menu now features a variety of locally sourced ingredients. There are now no single use plastic utensils. They will be refurbishing the cafe over the coming months, from new furniture and paint to a repositioned coffee machine and a bespoke front counter. It is hoped that the changes will mean that the whole process is quicker and easier for cafe users. If you have any comments please feel free to complete one of the cafe feedback cards available at the cafe.
Replacement of paddling pool
The council’s consultation about the replacement for the paddling pool is now complete. 1,155 people took part. They were asked about the proposed new splash pad and what to do with the existing paddling pool area.
Following the feedback, the designs are being revised and a contractor will be appointed in the autumn. Work should start in early spring 2022 and should be completed in summer 2022.
Tennis Pavilion with rooms for hire
Run by Hackney City Tennis Clubs.
The Tennis Pavilion (entrance Queen Elizabeth Walk) has rooms for hire for a range of events from social gatherings and birthday parties to meetings, corporate days and community events.
Call 020 8800 0680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Pump House kiosk
The pump house café is currently closed.
Education Centre and Outdoor Classroom in the bowling pavilion and bowling green area.
The School’s programme is suspended until further notice.
The main park toilets (including accessible toilets and baby changing) can be found on the end of the house nearest to the tennis courts. A further disabled access toilet, and nappy changing facilities, are on the middle floor of the house. There are also toilets on the ground floor of the house.
Park keepers and gardeners
There is a team of park keepers and gardeners in the park. Park staff regularly patrol the park. The Park Keepers work Mon – Sun, 9am to dusk.
Contact park staff: 020 8356 6834 (this diverts to a mobile phone)
Contact the Head Gardener: 020 8356 3747
For further information about the park please call 020 8356 4215
If you have strong views on matters concerning Clissold Park, then do make sure that local councillors know.
Contact details for councillors are on the Council & Democracy pages