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Clissold Park User Group (CPUG)

The Clissold Park User Group (CPUG) is a local community group for the people of Stoke Newington in Hackney who appreciate and love their local park.

The group has been campaigning locally for over 20 years and seeks to represent the interests of everyone who uses this very popular park: the walkers, joggers, cyclists, nature lovers, families and free spirits who value the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors in this beautiful and historic space.
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For general enquiries email clissoldpug@googlemail.com

Latest news…

Read our latest News

125 years of Clissold Park: The Big Birthday Party

On Saturday 21st June we will be celebrating 125 years since the park opened. There will be lots of activities for all ages including:

  • a family event in the dog-free area in the centre of the park
  • live music in the café garden
  • children’s theatre in the old bowling green
    and lots of other surprises…

If any local community groups would like to run a stall or activity, please get in touch. We are also looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please email us to get involved

125 years: restoration of the  commemorative fountaincommemorative_fountain

On 24 July 2014 it will be exactly 125 years since the park was opened thanks to the efforts of local people, in particular Joseph Beck and John Runtz, who campaigned to save the land from development.  The two men are immortalised in the memorial fountain near the animal enclosure and work is starting soon to have it restored in time for our anniversary celebrations.
On the evening of Thursday 24th July we hope to unveil the newly restored
fountain.  Watch this space for more information…

Over 2 million visitors in 7 months!

There have been over 2 million visitors to the park since May 2013. Two years after the completion of the major restoration works we can safely say that the park is more popular, and looking more beautiful, than it has for many years thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Big Lottery, Hackney Council and the ongoing efforts of hundreds of local people who have been involved over many, many years.

In top 10 for Green Flag’s People’s Choice Awards

For those who missed it, we came seventh in the Green Flag’s People’s Choice Awards for 2013/14.  This is the first time we have been in the top ten.  We will let you know when to vote this year.
View the results of the Green Flag’s People’s Choice Awards
Clissold Park User Group canvas bag

Clissold Park User Group canvas bags

£5, available from the café or by email.

Money raised will go towards the restoration of the drinking fountains in the park and events for the local community.