Appeal for ideas to celebrate Clissold Park’s 125th birthday

Clissold House

Clissold House - Credit: Dominic French

A community group is appealing to residents to come up with ideas to mark the 125th anniversary of a Stoke Newington park.

Clissold Park in Green Lanes is set to celebrate its 125th birthday in July and the Clissold Park User Group is asking for ideas to mark the occasion between June 21 and 26.

The independent group which is self-funded gives a voice to park users and works with Hackney Council to make sure views are heard.

The park, which first opened its doors in 1889, has held a Green Flag award since 2006. It contains Grade II listed Clissold House, a cafe, a pond, paddling pool, tennis courts, a butterfly dome and bird and animal enclosures.

To submit your ideas, please email