Parks and play areas

Service updates in relation Covid-19

Please note that we are following government and police guidance to keep everyone safe. The government guidance clearly states that you should:

  • stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily.

  • only go outside alone or with members of your own household

  • keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times

  • gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this

  • take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors

  • if walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should walk your dog on a lead to ensure you can safely keep 2 metres away from others.

Please follow the police advice: driving to and from home to take exercise or walk your dog is non-essential travel.

For further details:

Every person in the UK must comply with these measures, which came into effect on Monday 23 March. The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings. 

Green Spaces Services during Covid-19

Car park closures

The following car parks are closed until further notice:

  • Copsem Lane, Esher north of A3 roundabout
  • Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road (opposite Blackhills)
  • Lakewood car park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham
  • Coronation Recreation Ground car park, Hersham
  • West End Lane car park, West End
  • Winterdown Road car park, West End
  • Sandy Lane car park, Western End
  • Sandy Lane car park, Eastern End
  • Browns car park, Oxshott
  • Oxshott Heath car park, Warren Lane, Oxshott
  • Hurst Park, off Sadlers Ride, West Molesey
  • Brooklands Community Park, Weybridge 
  • Cowey Sale car park, Walton will be closing on Wednesday 8 April from 8am.                

Access to car parks in Arbrook Lane, Green Lane, Browns corner and the Oxshott Heath Car Park next to the station cannot be physically blocked for safety reasons or because of their size, however, please do not park there. They are being monitored by the police.

The other green spaces car parks remain open but will be closing daily at 6pm instead of the usual later closing time. This is due to reduced levels of staff.

Access to open and green spaces

Please strictly follow the government guidance: use open spaces including parks to exercise once a day - running, walking or cycling – alone or with members of your household. Do not gather there in groups. Stop all gatherings of more than two people in public, excluding people you live with.

If people do not respect the social distancing guidance and therefore put each other at risk of potentially spreading or catching the virus, we will have to review access to the parks and open spaces on a case by case basis and in line with government guidance. 

Closure of play areas, green gyms, basket-ball and tennis courts

All gated playgrounds and green gyms are now closed. Please stay away from open playgrounds for your own safety and do not to try and access playgrounds and green gyms. Please take responsibility for your own safety and stay safe. 

Green spaces maintenance

Our contractors G Burleys have made the decision to keep a limited number of staff on duty to carry on delivering a range of services to keep your local open spaces as tidy and welcoming as possible:

  • Grass cutting to parks to keep areas open for exercise time

  • Litter picking service will also continue for people enjoying the open spaces. If you see overflowing bins, please help our maintenance staff by taking your litter home to dispose of.

Grass verge cutting is carried out to maintain sight lines on the highway, so the roads are safe to continue to be used for the many deliveries and key worker journeys required on a daily basis. 

As the situation evolves, there might be further changes to services and we will keep you updated.

For further information email, call 01372 474474 or see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 


You can find your nearest parks and play areas in Elmbridge by searching on ‘My Neighbourhood’ or find out more about local parks and play areas in Elmbridge below. 

Also see:

Around Claygate

Claygate Recreation Ground, Dalmore Avenue, KT10 0HQ (self-managed apart from play area and poop scoop scheme)
Tel No: Ground 0845 224 0025

  • Play area
  • 1 cricket square
  • Senior and junior football pitches
  • 1 multi-games court
  • Cafe

Find out more about Claygate Recreation Ground Trust 

Other green spaces around Claygate:

  • Arbrook Lane Open Space (Car Park), Arbrook Lane
  • Claygate Common, Common Lane
  • Claygate Memorial Garden, Church Road
  • Hare Lane Green, Milbourne Lane
  • Telegraph Hill Open Space

Around Cobham

Cobham Recreation Ground (Queen Elizabeth Playing Field status), Lushington Drive, KT11 2AY

  • Play area
  • 2 football pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • 2 table tennis tables
  • Basketball court

Other green spaces with a play area around Cobham:

  • Downside, Downside Road, Cobham KT11 3NA
  • Leg Of Mutton Field, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 1AQ
  • Littleheath Recreation Ground, Waverley Road, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham (teen play equipment)
  • Station Road Recreation Ground, Station Road, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham
  • Stoke D'Abernon Recreation Ground, Stoke Road, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham KT11 3PS

Other green spaces around Cobham:

  • Fairmile Common (Car Park), Portsmouth Road
  • Lakewood (Car Park), Portsmouth Road
  • Leg of Mutton Open Space, Downside Common Road
  • Old Common, Old Common Road
  • Tarter Hill

Around Esher

Civic Centre, off High Street, Esher KT10 9ST:

  • Netball court
  • 2 tennis courts

Lower Green Recreation Ground, Farm Road, Esher KT10 8AU

  • Play area
  • Skate park
  • Junior football
  • Basketball
  • Multi-games court
  • 2 table tennis tables

West End Recreation Ground, West End Lane, Esher KT10 8LB

  • Play area
  • 1 cricket square
  • 2 football pitches
  • 1 junior football pitch
  • 2 tennis courts

Other green spaces around Esher:

  • Cobbs Green Open Space, Lower Green Road
  • Ditton Common, Hampton Court Way
  • Emberside Recreation Ground, Grove Way
  • Esher Green and Cenotaph, Lammas Lane
  • Esher Commons SSSI, Portsmouth Road
  • Lower Green Road Open Space
  • Weston Green, Portsmouth Road 
  • Weston Green Road Open Space

Around The Dittons

Long Ditton Recreation Ground, Windmill Lane, KT6 5JT

  • Play area,
  • 1 cricket square
  • 3 senior football pitches
  • Multi-sport court
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 1 table tennis table
  • An outdoor gym equipped with low impact, resistance-based equipment including cross trainers, treadmills, exercise bikes and stretch stations

Other green spaces with a play area around The Dittons:

  • Lynwood Road Recreation Ground, Lynwood Road, Long Ditton KT7 0DN
  • Summer Road Recreation Ground, Summer Road nr Alexander Road, Thames Ditton

Other green spaces around The Dittons:

  • City Wharf Open Space, Ferry Road
  • Ditton Hill (Cenotaph) Church Road

Around Hersham

Coronation Recreation Ground, Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR

  • Play area
  • Paddling pool
  • Bowls
  • 2 cricket squares
  • 3 senior football pitches
  • 1 junior football pitch
  • 1 mini football pitch
  • Tennis courts
  • 1 netball court
  • 1 mile route

Hersham Recreation Ground, Pratts Lane, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames

  • Play area
  • Splash pad
  • Teen swing
  • Basketball
  • Play wall

Other green spaces around Hersham:

  • Hersham Green, Burwood Road, Walton on Thames KT12 4AA (play area)
  • Vaux Crescent Open Space, Burwood Road, Hersham
  • Back Green
  • Brampton Gardens
  • Hersham Cenotaph, Burwood Road
  • Hersham Riverside Park, Thrupps Lane
  • Queens Place, Queens Road
  • West Grove Open Space

Around Hinchley Wood:

  • Hinchley Wood Memorial Gardens

Around Molesey

Grovelands Recreation Ground, Grovelands, West Molesey KT8 2EB

  • Traditional and natural play areas
  • Practise football goal
  • 2 Tennis courts

Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, Molesey Hurst Recreation Ground, East Molesey KT8 1PD

  • Play area
  • 2 football pitches
  • 1 cricket square
  • 3 tennis courts

West Molesey Recreation Ground, Walton Road

  • Play area
  • 1  football pitch

Graburn Way Open Space, Graburn Way, East Molesey KT8 9AL

  • Natural play area

Other green spaces around Molesey

  • Hurst Meadows Open Space, Hurst Road, West Molesey
  • Hurst Meadows Minor Graburn Way, East Molesey (dog free area)
  • Hurst Park Open Space, Sadlers Ride, West Molesey KT8 1SU
  • Neilsons Field Open Space, The Wilderness, Molesey Park Road
  • Walton Road Molesey (Cenotaph), West Molesey
  • Walton Road Open Space, Walton Road, East Molesey

Around Oxshott

  • Copsem Lane car park
  • Knipp Hill Open Space
  • Littleheath Lane Open Space
  • Littleheath Recreation Ground, Kenilworth Avenue (play area and teen play equipment)
  • Littleworth Common, Littleworth Road
  • Littleworth Road Open Space
  • Oxshott Heath Warren Lane
  • Sandy Lane car park

Around Walton-on-Thames

Elmgrove Recreation Ground, Highfield Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2RQ

  • Traditional and natural play areas
  • Bowls
  • 1 football pitch
  • 4 tennis courts
  • Basketball available at Walton Youth Centre

George Froude Open Space, Sidney Road

  • Teen play equipment
  • Practise goal

Thamesmead Recreation Ground, Felix Road

  • Play area
  • Practise goal

Stompond Lane Sports Ground, Stompond Lane (Privately Managed)        

  • Tennis available from private company on site

Other green spaces around Walton-on-Thames:

  • Ashley Park, Ashley Park Avenue
  • Apps Court Open Space, Terrace Road
  • Colne Drive Open Space, Colne Drive
  • Elmgrove Frontage, Hersham Road
  • Halfway Green, Station Avenue
  • Hill Rise Open Space, Manor Road
  • Kings Close Open Space, Kings Close
  • Manor Place Open Space, Manor Road
  • Queens Road Open Space
  • Riverhouse Gardens, Sullivans Reach
  • Stompond Lane Gardens, Hersham Road
  • Walton Cenotaph, High Street
  • Waterside Drive Open Space, Waterside Drive

Around Weybridge

Brooklands Community Park, Sopwith Drive, Weybridge KT13 0YU

  • Play area
  • Multi court
  • Skateboard
  • BMX tracks
  • Play equipment with picnic area

Churchfields Recreation Ground, Churchfield Road, Weybridge KT13 8DB

  • Play area
  • Paddling pool
  • 4 tennis courts
  • 8 touchtennis courts
  • 2 table tennis tables
  • Paddling pool
  • Basketball
  • Skateboard
  • Churchfields Wildflower Meadow

Cricket Way Open Space, Cricket Way, Weybridge KT13 9L

  • Play area and teenage shelter
  • 2 tennis courts

Grotto Road Recreation Ground, Greenside Road

  • Practise goal

Oatlands Recreation Ground, Oatlands Drive, Weybridge KT13 8NA

  • Play area
  • Paddling pool
  • Bowls
  • Play equipment
  • 2 tennis courts

Other green spaces around Weybridge:

  • Church Walk Open Space, Radnor Road
  • Cowey Sale Open Space, Walton Lane
    The café at Cowey Sale is closed for the foreseeable future (following the end of our arrangement with Café Gino). We are working with potential operators to re-open the facility after the Covid-19 outbreak has ceased. The public toilets will remain open, subject to further guidance from the Government. 
  • Darnley Park Open Space
  • Desborough Island, Walton Lane
  • Finnart Close Open Spaces
  • Grotto Road Open Space
  • Heath Road Open Space
  • The Heath, Weybridge
  • Monument Green, Thames Street
  • Oatlands Chase Open Space
  • Walton Lane Open Space and Car Park
  • Weybridge Green, Princes Road

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