Shoreditch Park is one of the borough's largest green spaces at 19 hectares and has a range of facilities for sporting activities.
These include football and rugby pitches, tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, ping pong tables, children's play area, adventure playground and giant boulder for rock climbing. There is also a large TfL cycle hire docking station within the park.
The area was once covered with terraced housing, which was badly bombed during the Second World War. Temporary prefab housing was erected on the site, but was cleared between 1964 and 1973, to create Hackney's newest green space.
The park holds a Green Flag award, which are given annually to the best green spaces in the country. It is also licensed for outdoor events including film screenings, live music, and festivals.
Plans to redevelop Britannia Leisure Centre, which is next to the park, promise state-of-the-art new leisure facilities including two swimming pools, a café and toilets which will be open to park users.