A beautiful Victorian Park first opened to the public in 1889, Clissold Park features the elegant Georgian Clissold House where you will find a cafe and public toilets. The park has two ponds and a retained section of the New River which used to bring drinking water from Hertfordshire into London. The House and the park itself were restored and revitalised in 2011 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and both are very well maintained. There is a fantastic children's playground, a wheels park with two bowls, tennis courts, a small zoo with goats and an aviary, plenty of room to exercise dogs and several fenced dog-free areas. The biodiversity of the park is extraodinary including many wild water birds (we are not far from Woodberry Wetlands) and many unusual plants and insects including the rare bee orchid and green damsel flies which have only recently arrived in London. The park has hundreds of beautiful mature trees as well as many new ones planted over the last ten years. The park has a number of events every year including visits from Carters Steam Fair and other fairs and various community events. We have a very active friends group which holds public meetings on the second Saturday of every second month. We also have a lively Facebook Group with well over two thousand members.
The organisation with legal responsibility for Clissold Park is Hackney Council. Their website for the park is
Clissold Park is managed and maintained by Hackney Council.
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