I am someone who walks my dog in Clissold Park every once in a while, and I am sure that in general the attitude of dog owners in adequate, however I will agree that the cyclists are annoying!
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Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 9HJ
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The park is really beautiful but what is really annoying is the attitude of dog owners and cyclists. dogs are allowed to run freely all over the park and really create a hazard to other users. cyclists use the park as a shortcut and ride through it at high speed barely missing the pedestrians. it’s a shame but as always the bad attitude of the few ruins it for everybody else.
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FinlayCox143, 13 March 2012:
My local park and its a gem. Split into several sections including a closed off area free of dog walkers. Theres a small zoo, newly refurbished play area, tennis courts, cafe, jogging track and paddling pool. Did I mention its great for lazy days? Something for everyone.
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A beautiful park, nice and large with loads of room for everybody. Lovely soft green grass to lie on and enjoy the sun. (Be quick because you likely to only see 6 sunny days a year in England) Loads of room for ball games and a play area for the kids. If you’re feeling hungry check out the cafe with a lot of yummy things to choose from. I’m looking forward to another 5 sunny days in this park this year. Lol.
The nicest small-medium park in the east by far, although one of the best things about it is that no-one outside the area seems to realise what they're missing so I think all us locals should stop reviewing it.
Still a mass of building work but the changes they are making are all extremely positive so I still give 5 stars.
My favorite park in north-east London. Love all the animals in the enclosures. I will sometimes come here just to see the animals. I am temporarily giving this park 4 stars instead of 5 because of all the refurbishment works that have blocked off many paths and the animal enclosures. The construction is due to finish sometime in the fall; which unfortunately makes it difficult to fully enjoy the park through the rest of the summer.
Nevertheless, a walk through the park and an amble up and down Stoke Newington Church Street is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Praise be to Clissold Park and the magical powers it exudes to dissipate the most vile mood I can manage to work myself into.
Angry? Run through the woods at the top along the uneven trail as fast as you can, snapping twigs and jumping gaps.
Morose? Watch the goats jumping about then go and look at the roses.
Hot? Pretend to be a parent, roll up your jeans and sneak into the paddling pool.
Stressed? Join in with the woman that does the yoga and stretching at 10am on the grass beside the cafe.
Tired? Sit on the fallen tree and watch the dogs play then wander aimlessly about til you get home.
Bored? Try to see whether you can get yourself and a larger than fair sized dog into one of the toilet cubicles.
If you can avoid the Yummy Mummies and the prams - a fantastic place to go for an afternoon jog!
Clissold Park is a much-loved local space in Stoke Newington and is well used by the local community.
It’s relatively small compared to some of the other London Parks but packs a fair amount in to the area – a big house with a cafe, a couple of lakes with wildfowl, a play area for children, tennis courts, football pitches, a wildlife enclosure with deer, goats and rabbits, and even an aviary!
If you fancy a long walk though, you’ll end up going in circles, so better head to Hampstead Heath if you really want to stretch your legs for over an hour.
Best park in the east! Clissold is such a lovely relief to the dingy dirty pitbull filled parks that seem to populate this area of east london.
It’s huge for a start, and has a plethora of things to do if you come bearing children. There’s a big adventure play area, lido, lake with ducks you can feed..all things kids (and most adults) love! I also love the no dogs area, the kid equivalent of a dogs only enclosure..great idea as this park is heaven for pups and dogs, of which there are plenty.
Our pup loves Clissold and so far, every dog/dog owner we’ve met has been lovely. There’s plenty of room for dogs to roam about, and it’s clean! Take it for granted at your peril, a lot of the other parks round here are not. So thanks to those who keep it one of the nicest parks to come to.
Clissold Park is a local park serving the area of Stoke Newington in North London. Despite being a medium sized park, it offers a lot to its visitors. The grounds are well laid-out and lanscaped. At one end of the park there are two small ponds and the surrounding benches always seemed to be occupied by people enjoying their book or newspaper. There are tennis courts for those looking for sporting activities. The childrens playground is larg-ish and well equipped. Strolling through the park you’ll discover a fenced area where animals such as deer, rabbits, goats and birds are kept. An old mansion in the park offers various toddler and baby playgroups during the week, as well as the caffe at the ground floor. The seating outside is always full at the weekend, with people enjoying their coffee and croissant in the fresh air.
This is very much a family park, with parents strolling around with their children at any time of the day.
The edge of the park is marked with a tiny old church whose grounds are dotted with old washed-out gravestones, giving it a very 'villagey’ feel.
this park is great and the kids always have a blast,it has a lido and small lake and play area. U can sit abd relax on the grass or have a walk round with the dog which i do. It has a friendly atmosphere and is a good day out and fun for all ages.
Clissold Park Is One Of The Relaxing Place’s To Go, It Has A Large Football Pitch And Tennis Court’s, Also Has A Playground And A Fashionable Cafe And Large Grass Areas…..I Go There Alot And Is One Of My Favourite Parks. It Also Has Animals You Can Feed. Also Has A Special Path For Running And Cycling.
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ALFRED0207, 12 October 2008:
sadly when i was there 10/10/08 there were no animals found the enclosure but not a animal to be seen,the birds avery was nice but unable to take pictures and the mesh for there protection was to small,and I noticed the bandstand has gone,used the cafe fairly priced I thought, Sadly the gent toilet was a mess,
Where is a bad park? I mean sure, some parks ARE better than others on many measurable scales. They can be bigger - have more trees - a nice cafe - great facilities. But if you live in a big city instead of somewhere out in the bush, anywhere set aside for green land has got to get five stars, I reckon.
Clissold park though is not just any old park.
This really is a park amongst parks. An example of how a green space can be very well developed for the whole community.
Ravers, dope heads, Carribean food connoisseurs and half naked tatooed people had a great time at the recent Stoke Fest.
Fitness freaks have the running track, the football pitch and the tennis courts. People scared of dogs and their excrement have their own area. There is a cafe, a little zoo, a wading pool and a little water way. There is boundless space with grass, lakes and chairs. There are ducks and other animals.
It’s truely a top spot.
My favourite part of it is that if you are walking towards Manor House tube from church st - then the shortest way is through the park. On top everything else, it gives us a short cut as well.
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