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 – coming in 2019

Playground Improvement Plans

Worlds End Recreation Ground play area – Janes Lane, Burgess Hill

Last year we held a public consultation so that local parents and children could help us to design a new playground at World’s End Recreation Ground in Burgess Hill.

The main things people wanted were:

  • Accessible play equipment
  • Challenging climbing equipment for older children
  • Swings
  • Social area with seats and shade

These are all being provided in the proposed plan!

Worlds End Recreation Ground Play Area – illustrative overview

The new equipment will have exciting play opportunities for children of all abilities and we will be providing a Changing Places Toilet so all families can enjoy their visit for longer and make full use of the new inclusive play area.

The new playground will be much larger, extending out as far as the basketball hoop and will feature:

We will also be widening the Public Footpath along the boundary with Manor Field School.

It is not too late to have your say. Come to the park on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th September between 3pm and 5pm to see the plans in more detail and discuss them with the designer.

Contact playgroundconsultations@midsussex.gov.uk for more information.

Contact us

For problems with equipment, fencing, seats or bins:

Tel: 01444-477579
Email: parksopenspaces@midsussex.gov.uk

For anti-social behaviour or problems relating to dogs in playgrounds:

Tel: 01444-477561
Email:
 rangers@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 30 October 2018