London Fields is one of Hackney’s most popular parks. It’s classified as common land due to its history as a site for grazing animals and moving them to market at Smithfield. The park’s large grassy spaces are surrounded by London Plane trees. The park holds a Green Flag award – an award given annually to the best green spaces in the country.
Park Address: London Fields Westside, London E8 3EU
Cleanliness 4 / 5
equipment 3 / 5
health and safety 5 / 5
picnic area 2 / 5
toilets 3 / 5
On first impressions this playground is more suited to older children, than toddlers. It was a big open space with grass areas to play and sit on.
There are a few benches that you can sit and have a snack when the grass is muddy (which it was when we visited).
The grounds are clean and there was a park cleaner working while we were present. There are no tables or any sort in this playground to sit and eat, draw etc, there a few wooden benches.
Toilet situation is the same as London Fields Playground 1, toilets are about 2 minutes away to the right (you can see them from the playground), but as children cant seem to hold it or don’t like the toilets (I wouldn’t use them) many of the trees in the playground are used.
We would return to this playground if playground 1 was really busy.
“Playground was OK”