Parks and play areas

COVID-19 service updates 

Updated: 17 May 

You can can meet outdoors in groups of up to 30 people. Please continue to follow Government advice when meeting friends and family outdoors.

Parks tennis courts, play areas, outdoor gyms, basketball courts and skateparks are open. It is still important to stay safe, especially when they are busy:

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Playground repairs

Please be aware that we will be carrying out some essential playground repairs on Thursday 17 June to:
• Hurst Meadows Gym Equipment
• Thrupps Lane Play Area
• Littleheath Recreation Grounds Play Area
• Claygate Recreation Grounds Play Area
• Elmgrove Recreation Grounds Play Area

These playgrounds will be partially shut whilst these works take place. 

Paddling pools and splash pad - summer 2021

Update 28 May 2021

Following a meeting with local Councillors, we have agreed to reassess the processes around the re-opening of the paddling pools in the borough. We cannot promise that this review will lead to the reopening of the paddling pools but we want to ensure we are doing all we can for our residents. Maybe we have got it wrong, maybe not, but we will try again and we will see what, if anything, can be done.

We understand the strength of feeling around this subject both from residents and Councillors and as such we will update you further in the next few weeks.

24 May 2021

The safety and wellbeing of our residents is always our highest priority and especially now during the ongoing COVID pandemic. As we work our way through the Government’s roadmap to the easing of restrictions, we know that hand washing, social distancing and face coverings remain as important as ever. The ‘not before’ dates provided by the Government have implications for the two paddling pools and one splash pad in the borough.

The two paddling pools at Churchfields and Oatlands recreation grounds would ordinarily be open for the 6 weeks of the school summer holidays (late July to September). However, this requires a significant lead in time for maintenance checks, cleaning and the recruitment of staff required to fill, empty the pools and carry out regular testing of the chlorine levels. With so many factors at play with the Government’s roadmap and with the wellbeing of our residents at the top of our mind, we have had to make a tough decision  not to open the two paddling pools this year.

As for the splashpad in Hersham Rec, that requires less work to re-open, allowing us to react more quickly should the Government’s roadmap allow. Deep cleaning and water checks will still be required if it is deemed safe to open over the summer holidays.

We understand this is disappointing for many families and we are very sorry that this difficult decision had to be made. However, we really hope that easing of restrictions will happen in the months ahead and that we can once again meet friends and family and enjoy the many play areas, green spaces and woodlands that Elmbridge has to offer.

Green spaces maintenance

Grounds maintenance staff from our contractors idverde are on duty to deliver a range of services to keep your local open spaces as tidy and welcoming as possible. Litter picking service continues for people enjoying the open spaces.

If you see overflowing bins, please help our maintenance staff by taking your litter home to dispose of. If you would like to help by joining a litter group or setting up your own, email so we can discuss how to support you.

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:

  • Ditton Reach Open Space, KT7 0XB (opening hours apply)
  • 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

  • Traditional and natural play areas
  • 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

  • Practice 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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