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 Playground, East Grinstead

Following public consultation carried out in over the last year, work will start on improving the playground during the week beginning 6th February.

The plan showing what changes we are making can be viewed here.

We will provide:

  • Climbing frame and slide for toddlers
  • Swings – traditional junior in addition to what’s there 
  • Challenging climbing frame for older children with a slide 
  • 4 play panels arranged to create a sense of enclosure so young children can pretend it as a shop, a house, a cave or whatever their imagination lets them! 
  • Low level toddler seating between the panels for socialisation and role play
  • Playground game markings as a trail along the path

We hope the new play area will be open for use by the end of March.

The Dolphin, Haywards Heath

Following the consultation last year, we are pleased to be installing the two most popular items we suggested – the spinning net climber and monkey bars.

Both will be installed up on the raised kickabout area next to the playground, together with a new path to improve access for all to that space.

The Spinning net climber will be over 3m tall to provide thrill and challenge for older children.

The monkey bars, or Calisthenics rung ladder, offer the opportunity to improve fitness for all as well as play for children.

The items will be installed during the week of 6th March and should be open for use by 20th March with the path following over the next few months.

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.


Contact us

For problems with equipment, fencing, seats or bins:

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

Last updated: 02 March 2023