Hoxton Square has been re-opened after undergoing improvements suggested by its visitors and nearby residents.
The spruced-up Square features an improved lawn, attractive new landscaping, more benches, a new path and the drinking fountain has been rebuilt.
Its refurbishment follows a consultation to see what visitors would like to see in the square.
Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet member for health, social care and culture, recently visited the improved square with a group of school children from St. Monica’s Primary School.
He told the Hackney Gazette, “Hackney has some wonderful parks and green spaces that are very popular with residents and visitors.
“We know how important they are, which is why the council is investing in and improving areas like Hoxton Square so that we maintain the high standards we have come to expect from Hackney’s parks.”
Local resident, Beyza Vcak, 21 said, “I’ve been coming here for over 2 years now, we really like how it looks now. It’s very nice and I really like the change”. Other residents have also voiced their love for the park.
Benson Borrow, 31 said: “It’s a very nice park. Since the change I decided to come here and enjoy my lunch.”
Additional reporting by Tevin Robinson and Lilufa Uddin.