Haggerston Park is contained by high brick walls which gives it a sheltered, calm air, and makes it a bit of a suntrap in summer.
As well as being a great picnic spot, the park also provides a wide range of sports and recreational facilities. These include an all weather 3G football pitch; athletics track; children's play area; multi-usage games area for tennis, football, basketball, and netball; changing rooms; table tennis table; and trim trail (wood multi-gym apparatus).
The most unusual feature is a BMX track, built in a 'w' design that contains jumps and step-ups, and is home to its own bike club.
There is also a community food growing area and orchard; conservation area and pond; and accessible toilets.
Bordered by Whiston and Hackney roads, the park was developed in two phases in the 1950s and 1980s, replacing bomb damaged gas works and slum housing. The northern half of the park was laid out first, following a nautical theme. The southern half followed and included the development of Hackney City Farm, which gives children and adults an opportunity to get up close to a range of farmyard animals.