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Mother Fields at Highbury FieldsMotherfield Drainage Improvements

We are happy to announce that we have started works to improve the drainage on the main field by releasing air and nutrients into the soil. The works will take about two weeks and involves a vehicle driving on the grass inserting a tube into the soil. It won't be too intrusive but there is a little noise generated and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Sandpit Improvements

The recent heavy rains meant that unfortunately the sand pit was waterlogged. It is now back open as we have cleared out the water and clogged sand and replaced it with fresh sand. This is a temporary measure but we are working on more long term solutions to try and prevent this in future years.


Site of Local Importance to Nature Conservation

Park Keeper in children's play area 12 noon till dusk

Park Keeper at tennis courts 8am till dusk from 1 March to 31 October, and 4pm till 9pm from 1 November to 28/29 February

Park features

Highbury Fields is the largest park in Islington. Features of the park include:

  • children's playground with toilets
  • large sand pit
  • water play feature
  • sports facilities, see below
  • Oasis Cafe
  • enclosed dog-free picnic area
  • deadwood sculpture
  • avenues of plane trees
  • orchard
  • wildlife area
  • Boer war memorial
  • large grass areas

Sports facilities

Football: one 50m x 26m artificial turf floodlit football pitch

Netball: four netball courts

Tennis: 11 tarmac tennis courts (7 with floodlights)

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Highbury Crescent, N5

Highbury East Ward


11.75 hectares or 29.0 acres

Getting there

Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393 to Highbury Corner; 4, 19, 236 to Highbury Barn
Tube: Highbury and Islington Station
Train: Highbury and Islington Station


Use Interactive Maps to identify nearest disabled parking bays and distance from public transport routes. A Disabled Access Guide is available at Disabled Go.

Getting involved

If you would like to find out about the Highbury Fields Management Group, contact the East Area Parks Manager.


Central Area Parks Manager
Public Realm Division
222 Upper Street
N1 1YA

Telephone: 020 7527 2000
Text: 'Greenspace' + your message to 80800


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