Residents invited to have their say on renovation plans for three more playgrounds in the borough

Children’s play areas in Sir Francis Barker Recreation Ground, RAF Chessington Playground and Athelstan Recreation Ground are set to be revamped in 2021.

As part of the council’s commitment to creating a cleaner, greener borough and helping keep our communities healthy we're investing £1.3million in our green spaces through our ambitious Community Parks Programme.

So far, eight parks across the borough have benefitted from a range of improvement works including footpath resurfacing, playground makeovers and the introduction of outdoor gym equipment.

Three more playgrounds are set to be transformed next year: 

  • RAF Chessington Playground
  • Sir Francis Barker Recreation Ground
  • Athelstan Recreation Ground

Residents are invited to share their views on the initial plans for the play areas via the Let’s Talk consultation portal or by joining a ‘virtual’ drop-in session with the council’s Greenspaces Development Manager.

Councillor Hilary Gander, Kingston Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainable Transport said:

“Our parks have been of vital importance to our residents throughout the pandemic, providing access to green space for fresh air, play, contemplation and exercise.

“Our job is to provide safe, accessible and enjoyable spaces for all of our community and we are delighted to be starting work on three more exciting playground transformations.

“We want to hear from you to find out what you think of our initial proposals and how they could be improved for you and your family.” 

“Head to our Lets Talk portal to have your say or join us at one of our first ever ‘virtual’ drop-in sessions to discuss the plans in more detail.”

To view the plans, share your views or sign up to join a ‘virtual’ drop-in session visit:

For more information on the Community Parks programme please visit: