Community Parks Programme

As part of our ongoing work to improve and enhance our green spaces, we are investing £1.3 million in our borough's parks.

The project will be used to improve accessibility in our parks and playgrounds, with the introduction of new entrance points, paths, playground and gym equipment.

Latest news

We have completed our consultation on the design proposals for three more playgrounds in the borough and thanks to your great input we have adapted our plans and the final designs are now available:

Churchfields Recreation GroundKing Edwards Recreation Ground and Knollmead.

For the works, our contractors have installed safety measures to protect their workforce and revised their health and safety processes in line with the latest COVID-19 Government and Public Health England guidance.

For the latest COVID-19 guidance on park use please visit our webpage.

Current improvement works

Elmbridge Avenue Open Space


Please be advised that pathway works at Elmbridge Avenue Open Space will begin on Monday 27 July 2020. Works will take approximately four weeks and should be complete by 24 August 2020

This will provide a new surfaced pathway which will improve accessibility during the winter months and wet periods; along with providing opportunities for different types of public use and wheelchair access.

Please be aware that for the first week of the project the whole path will be shut and there will be no public access. Please use alternative routes around the site while these works are carried out.

After the first week of works is completed until 3 August the footpath will be reopening again in phases.  

Please be aware of safety/closure notices and part closures on existing path

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period of works.


The main playground works have now been completed within. There has been a delay on the new zip wire for the site which is located outside of the main playground and should be installed and completed in the next 3-4 weeks.

Read more.


Renovation works are now underway and should be complete by 3rd August 2020.

Read more.

King Edwards Recreation Ground

Renovation works are now underway and should be complete by 16 August 2020.

Read more.

Upcoming improvement works

Canbury Gardens

Works to install new outdoor gym equipment will start on 1st September and should be complete by 15th September 2020.

Read more.

Find out more about works in your neighbourhood

Kingston Town

Maldens and Coombe


South of the Borough

Contact us

For more information on open spaces in Kingston please visit our parks and recreation directory

If you have a question about the Community Parks programme, please email [email protected] or call 020 8547 5002.