Mid Sussex District Council looks after 122 playgrounds.

There are more playgrounds looked after by other councils. You should be able to find one near you.

Our playgrounds are inspected:

  • Weekly – by our staff
  • Monthly – by a qualified inspector
  • Yearly – by an independent playground inspector

If you notice a problem with a playground – such as broken equipment – please email: parksopenspaces@midsussex.gov.uk

Main play areas

St John’s Park playground – Burgess Hill

A large playground with equipment for all ages including:

  • Climbing blocks
  • Space net
  • Toddler units
  • Trampoline
  • Swings
  • Skate park

Find out more about St Johns Park.


Cuckfield Recreation Ground playground

A large playground with equipment for all ages including:

  • Natural rock climbing stack
  • Roundabouts
  • Swirly slide
  • Swings
  • Monkey bars
  • Paddling pool open during the summer months

Find out more about Cuckfield Recreation Ground.

East Court Woodland play area – East Grinstead
  • Woodland timber and rope equipment
  • Slide

Find out more about East Court Wood.

Kings Centre playground – East Grinstead

Colourful modern equipment for all ages including:

  • Swings
  • Explorer arch
  • Spinning cups
  • Unit with slide
  • Climbable sculpture
  • Skate park

Find out more about the Kings Centre.

Beech Hurst Gardens playground – Haywards Heath

A good selection of equipment including:

  • Toddler swings
  • Play train
  • Roundabout
  • Willow room
  • Timber clamber stack
  • Giant swing

Find out more about the Beech Hurst Gardens.

Victoria Park playground – Haywards Heath

Equipment for all ages including:

  • Climbing units
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Water splash pad open in the summer
  • Skate park

Find out more about Victoria Park.

Lindfield Common playground

Equipment for all ages including:

  • Climbing boulder
  • Climbing units
  • Slide
  • Spinning cup
  • Toddler play houses
  • Swings

Find out more about Lindfield Common.

Inclusive Play Areas

The following play areas have equipment which can be used by children with limited mobility:

  • Fry Crescent
  • Cissbury Road - wheelchair accessible roundabout
  • Clair Park - wheelchair accessible roundabout
  • Forest Fields – wheelchair accessible roundabout
  • Lingfield Road - wheelchair accessible roundabout
  • Victoria Park – Splash pad (in summer months)
  • Worlds End Recreation Ground – wheelchair accessible roundabout; wheelchair accessible swing; sensory panels and path; wheelchair accessible climbing frame and more!

Playground Improvement Plans

Hollands Way Play Area

Thank you to the 50 people who completed the questionnaire, letting us know their ideas to make the space on Hollands Way, East Grinstead a better place to play. A summary of responses can be viewed here

The most popular suggestions to add to the play area were:

  • Swings – traditional junior in addition to what’s there
  • Climbing frame
  • Offer more variety
  • Big slide

We also heard that people would like a zip wire, but unfortunately there just isn’t the space here.

We are hopeful that we should be able to provide all of the most popular things suggested for the budget and will begin talking to playground suppliers. Updates will be posted here.

The Wyshe Play Area, Pyecombe

Pyecombe Parish Council, together with Mid Sussex District Council, are hoping to secure external funding to be able to upgrade the play facilities at The Wyshe Play Area in Pyecombe.

Thank you to the people who completed the questionnaire, letting us know their ideas to make the space a better place to play.

We will use your responses to write a design brief and draw up plans to support a funding application. Updates will be posted here.

Forest Fields Play Area 

Improvement works are due to start in the first week of July, until mid-August 2022.

We’ll be installing the climbing frame that was selected in the consultation in November 2021, plus a large seesaw and toddler slide and improving accessibility with new surfacing.


Forest Fields Play Area

Turner's Hill Recreation Ground

The new climbing frame and in ground roundabout are now open and available for play! The old bark pit has been cleared and replaced with a surface that is more easily accessible.

A new half pipe is open for use. We will be installing a path to access it in the next few months.

St Andrews Play Area

The new play area is now open and ready for play! We have installed a new toddler play house and slide, a new junior climbing frame and slide, a spinny bowl and a set of swings. There are a variety of swing seats to suit different ages and abilities.

Contact us

For problems with equipment, fencing, seats or bins:

Tel: 01444-458166
Email: parksopenspaces@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 08 July 2022