Haggerston Park 7816

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Features of Haggerston Park include a play area, basketball, athletics track, BMX cycle track, multi-use games area and city farm.

History

The northern part of Haggerston Park was the site of the Imperial Gas Company from 1823, later becoming the Gas Light and Coke Co, which was destroyed in World War 2 bombing. It was laid out as a park in 1956 by the LCC with ornamental gardens, a raised bowling green, a birch grove on the infilled basin site, and a long pergola walk on the north side. In the 1980s the park was extended to the south to include Hackney City farm, children's playground and playing fields.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm). Farm: Tues-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm). Farm: Tues-Sun & BH 10am-4.30pm.

Directions

Tube: Bethnal Green (Central) then bus. Rail: Cambridge Heath. Bus: 26, 48, 55, 236, 394.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust