Hackney Downs opened as a public park in 1884 and is one of Hackney’s major green spaces. The park is in the geographical heart of the borough and has a wide range of newly refurbished facilities. The park pavilion contains two team changing rooms and a community room which are available for hire.
The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards 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.