Past Playgrounds Consultations

Worlds End Recreation Ground play area - Janes Lane Burgess Hill

Thanks to everyone who completed a questionnaire over the summer to tell us what improvements they want to see at Worlds End Rec play area in Burgess Hill.


The top three things suggested by adults were:

1. Accessible play equipment – specifically mentioned were – wheelchair accessible swings, climbing, zip wire and roundabout.

2. Challenging climbing equipment – to be large enough to cater for the after school crowds including ropes and bridges.

3. Social area with seats and shade for adults


The top three things suggested by children were:

1. Climbing equipment for older children – suggestions included climbing wall or rocks,

themed structure, sensory panels and a lookout point, rope bridges

2. Accessible play equipment ‐ specifically mentioned were – wheelchair accessible swings,

climbing, and roundabout.

3. Swings – including large basket type for multiple children, spinning swing


A summary report of all the responses is available here.

We have been working with a team of pupils from Manor Field Primary school to start the design process. We will be looking through all of their ideas and incorporating some into the design. A draft masterplan will be ready for consultation in the early part of 2018.


Fry Crescent Play Area – on Sussex Way open space, Burgess Hill

We will soon be taking away the small climbing frame and springy bikes and replacing them with new equipment at the play area on Sussex Way open space near Bretton.

The masterplan shows more detail about what we will be doing. We aim to make it more inclusive for all small children and their families. We will provide a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a sensory path and a small unit with a slide. We asked for people’s views on the main piece of equipment.

Four play equipment suppliers suggested a main piece of equipment to go at this play area. People were asked to pick their favourite. The winner was Option 4.



Page last updated 20th December 2017