Recreation Areas and Playgrounds - Churchfields Recreation Ground - Current community parks programme works

Record details

Compton Crescent, Chessington, KT9 2HD
  • playground
  • football
  • outdoor fitness equipment 
  • basketball court
  • two free car parks

New footpath and car park improvements

We are delivering improvement works to create a new footpath and upgrade both car parks. This is likely to take until the end of January 2020 to complete. The first phase of the work will be to complete the footpath and then move to the car parks. Our contractor will seek to minimise disruption to site users and keep the car parks open for use other than essential works.

Please refer to the plan for further detailsfor what is proposed.

Should you require any further information about these worksor have any concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with our contact centre 0208 547 5002 or [email protected]

Playground improvements consultation 

As part of the Community Parks Programme, we have planned to transform and enhance the playground at Churchfields Recreation. Draft plans have been proposed and we would love to hear your feedback. If you would like to find out more about the upcoming consultation event, or to have your say, please visit the Kingston Let's Talk site.

Draft proposal

The proposed designs have integrated play equipment, surfacing and design creating a journey and enabling families the opportunity to play together supporting the physical and mental well-being of children. There will be four distinct zones in the playground, Monkey Jungle, Bug Discovery Zone, Crocodile Swamp, and Inclusive Sensory Sand Zone. The zones provide age appropriate play and are visually harmonious making the playground a beautiful place to visit, encouraging families to stay for extended periods of time. The surface area will be made clear and accessible to all providing stimulus to promote children's imagination. 

New equipment will include an insect express in the bug discovery zone, accessible roundabout, toddler pod swing a multi play unit and cradle seat swings. The crocodile swamp will include and 8 person woodland animal springer , spinning bowl, trampoline and a large crocodile multiplay unit for climbing and sliding. The Monkey Jungle displays a 5.2 meter pyramid climbing centre piece, Kanope Multiplay structures, a Hurricane swing, rope and swing and large pod swing.

The inclusive sensory sand zone includes a large sandpit with a wheelchair accessible ramp surrounded by musical games, sand diggers and picture games.


Churchfields playground improvements


Churchfields playground improvements draft design


Friends of parks

The community groups that work in our parks make a huge difference to the quality of the spaces. They lead on all sorts of activities that make the park a better place. Some run events, some do a lot of gardening, improvements and planting, some run activities and many are involved in the future planning for the park.

If you want to get involved with Churchfields Recreation, contact the local group Friends of Churchfields to find out more. To find out more about other 'Friends of' parks groups in your area, or if you wish to form your own group, please visit our Get involved in your local park page.