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Poplar Recreation Ground

Poplar Recreation GroundSize: 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
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Multi use games pitch

The park currently holds a Green Flag Award.

Mile End Park green flag award

Memorial to the children of Upper North Steet 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 are being refurbished. The improvements include:

  • resurfacing,
  • new posts
  • new nets and
  • repairs to fencing

The courts will be closed while the work takes place.  We expect work to be completed and re-open by mid April 2022.

The Multi-Use Games Area is being refurbished.  The improvements include resurfacing and new line markings.  Temporary line markings will be laid and permanent markings will be laid in summer 2022.  The area will be closed while the work takes place.  We expect work to be completed and re-open by mid April 2022.


Nearest DLR station: All Saints

Bus: 15,115 and D6    

For more information please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Service at parks@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Before you travel please visit TFL for directions and maps.