A 2015 survey found that, overall, women in Hackney tend to use parks and green spaces more regularly than men for a number of social activities as well as exercising.  More women (45%) than men (29%) said they used parks for attending events.  Over a third of women (34%) reported taking exercise or a personal training session in a park compared to men (16%).  Men, however, were more likely to report participating in organised sports in parks (17%) compared to 10% of women. 2

In the same survey Hackney residents with children spend more time being outdoors (74%) and jogging or running (37%) and older residents aged 55+ spend more time walking outdoors (89%).

In the City, only half (51%) of parks and gardens meet the space requirements for disabled access.

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Hackney Matters Survey,” 2015. [Online]. Available: http://www.hackneymatters.org/latest-panel-news/2015-newsletters/april-2015-newsletter/parks-survey/
  2. Hackney Council, “Hackney Matters Survey,” 2015. [Online]. Available: http://www.hackneymatters.org/latest-panel-news/2015-newsletters/april-2015-newsletter/parks-survey/