Poplar Recreation Ground
Size: 1 - 5 hectares
Address: Hale Street London, E14
- fully inclusive playground designed for children aged 5 – 18
- Bowls green - pay to play
- Tennis - pay to play
- Multi use games pitch
The park currently holds a Green Flag Award.
Memorial to the children of Upper North Street School
The Poplar Recreation Ground Memorial commemorates 18 children killed at Upper North Street School in Poplar on 13 June 1917 during the First World War. It was the first daylight bombing attack on London by fixed-wing aircraft.
Poplar Rates Rebellion mural and information panel
The exterior wall of the park in Hale Street is home to the mural commemorating the Poplar Rates Rebellion in 1921 when 30 Poplar councillors were sent to prison for refusing to collect taxes local people couldn't afford to pay. In 2021 the mural was restored to mark the centenary of their imprisonment. A heritage panel giving more information about the events of 1921 has been put into the park, near the entrance from Hale Street.
Sports courts refurbishment
The tennis courts have been refurbished. Improvements include:
- new posts
- new nets and
- repairs to fencing
The Multi-Use Games Area has been refurbished. Improvements include:
- Resurfacing and new line markings.
Nearest DLR station: All Saints
Bus: 15,115 and D6
For more information please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you travel please visit Transport For London (TFL) for directions and maps.