Springfield Park is one of Hackney’s finest green spaces and is listed as a Grade II park on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Interest. It also holds a Green Flag Award.
The park is designated as a Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphologic Site (RIGS), a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
The Council needed to address issues of long-term decline at Springfield Park, especially with regard to the buildings. The Council did not have the resources to pay for the substantial capital works required, other than to prevent buildings from becoming unusable and to address health and safety concerns within the park itself. The Council therefore applied for and has been awarded a grant from the HLF’s ‘Parks for People’ programme.
The project consists of:
- Hard and Soft Landscaping (both form and informal)
- Restoration works to Springfield House (Grade II) –converting into office space and a public café with a new kitchen and public toilet extension.
- Restoration works to existing Stable Block for Office use.
- Dismantling the existing glass houses and construction of a new Community Space Building.
- Restoration works to the Bandstand
- Minor dredging works to the pond.