Clapton Pond has existed since the 1600s. The pond was re-landscaped for public use in the late 1800s to the pattern that largely survives today. In 2004 funds were successfully raised by the Clapton Pond User Group to implement modern improvements to this historic space. As a result of the restoration project, Clapton Pond has become a vibrant and well used community park.
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. In 2010 Clapton Pond was also awarded a Silver Gilt in London in Bloom in the small park category.