New Clissold Park splash pad nears completion

A new kids’ splash pad is set to be completed at Clissold Park this summer, as part of the Council’s commitment to expand facilities in parks and improve play opportunities for children and families.

Located in the old bowling green area, the splash pad features brightly coloured water fountains and sprays, and will provide opportunities for water play with little or no standing water, which helps improve safety and allows fun features to be included in designs.

The bowling pavilion will house new and accessible toilets and a cafe kiosk, to ensure the space is welcoming and inclusive.

The new splash pad is part of a significant programme of investment in Hackney’s parks and green spaces, which the Council has prioritised - despite 40% funding cuts since 2010 - because of the immeasurable benefits to health and wellbeing that high quality green spaces can bring.

It replaces the old paddling pool in Clissold Park, after an independent health and safety review found that it needed major work that rendered it beyond economical repair.

A consultation was carried out on its replacement in 2020, with 73% of respondents saying they liked or loved the design of the new splash pad. 

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville

The new splash pad is part of a programme of investment in our award-winning parks - with new facilities at Abney Park Cemetery, Fairchild’s Garden and Shoreditch Park - which we hope will encourage more people to visit our parks, with the associated physical and mental health benefits this brings.

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville
Cllr Caroline Woodley, Cabinet Member for Families, Early Years, Parks and Play

The new splash pad will bring joy to local children in the warmer months, with lots of fun features including water jets.

We know how important our parks are to people so we’re proud to be investing in these facilities at Clissold Park, as part of our commitment to make green space and play accessible to everyone.

While we don't yet have a confirmed completion date for Clissold Park splash pad, we're doing everything we can to get it ready before the summer holidays. We should be able to confirm a completion date in the coming weeks.

Cllr Caroline Woodley, Cabinet Member for Families, Early Years, Parks and Play

The new splash pad sits alongside a programme of newly improved playgrounds and significant upcoming investment in other parks in the borough. This includes: £5m to restore Abney Park Cemetery, £130k on Daubeney Fields, £500k to refurbish Fairchild's Garden and £2m for upgrading Shoreditch Park.