Shoreditch Park is an open space in Hoxton area of Shoreditch in the London Borough of Hackney and is in North East London. It is bounded by Poole Street, Rushton and Mintern Streets and New North Road and Pitfield Street.
The area that now includes much of Shoreditch Park was originally open fields. During the Regency era, and with the building of Regent’s Canal, it was developed to create terraced housing for workers and their families. In the early 1940s, much of the area was devastated during the Blitz and later air-raids. In 1945 bomb damaged homes were cleared and prefabs or ?temporary pre- fabricated housing? was erected to house the many families made homeless during the War. These homes were designed as a stop gap measure, but many were in place for nearly 20 years before finally being condemned around 1964 The site was then cleared and redeveloped between 1964 and 1973,. and several old streets (i.e. Dorchester, Salisbury, Clift, Newton, Rushton, Wareham, and Worgate) were lost when creating the current park.