Published Friday, 3rd July 2020

Following the latest government guidance, we’re preparing for a phased reopening of our play areas and outdoor gyms from the end of next week.

We know that these spaces are hugely important to children and families living in Reigate & Banstead and we’re looking forward to welcoming people back safely.

Our Greenspaces team is working hard behind the scenes to assess all 48 of our play areas and outdoor gyms and putting safety measures in place. We’ll start by opening some of our smaller play areas and are hoping to open some of our larger play areas over the coming weeks.

See the full list of play areas and outdoor gyms that will reopen on Friday 10 July at the bottom of this news release. 

The safety of all those using the facilities is our top priority so we’ll be introducing a range of new measures that all visitors will need to follow:

  • If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT visit any of our parks, play areas or outdoors gyms. You must self-isolate and book a test at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
  • Reminders about social distancing will be displayed. Please follow these and encourage your children to do so, too. We ask that only one parent/guardian accompanies their child/children during their visit to the play area.
  • New maximum capacity recommendations will be displayed at the entrance to each play area and on some pieces of equipment. Please respect these capacity recommendations. They are there for your family’s safety and for the safety of other park users.
  • Some pieces of equipment will unfortunately be out of action as social distancing is simply not possible when these are in use. These will be clearly marked. 
  • We ask all visitors to continue regularly washing or sanitising their hands before, during and after their visit to the playground.
  • For the safety of everyone, consumption of food or drink on play equipment or in the playground area is currently prohibited.  
  • If you’re visiting one of our outdoor gyms, please follow the one-way system marked around the site. Please follow social distancing measures and continue with regular handwashing.

Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services said: “We’re really glad to be able to see these spaces begin to reopen as we know how much they’ve been missed by children in the borough. To make sure we can keep playgrounds open, we need everyone to play their part and stick to these new guidelines when using the spaces. We know this can be difficult with little ones, but we encourage everyone to play as safely and as considerately as possible.”

Please keep an eye on our website and social media feeds for further announcements about the remaining play areas.

For more information on the new guidance, see our coronavirus section. For more details on play areas, see our parks and playgrounds page. 

List of play areas and outdoor gyms now open (updated Monday 20 July 2020)

Play area

Address

Field Bank

Field Bank, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9EH

Flint Close 

Flint Close, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9QE

Peppiatt Close

Peppiatt Close, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9FR

Whittaker Drive North  

Whittaker Drive, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9FB

Whittaker Drive South  

Whittaker Drive, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9TN

Common Road Earlswood

Common Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6HG

Abinger Drive    

Abinger Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6ST

Somerset Road

Somerset Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6LS

Woodhatch Park  

Woodhatch Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7PA

South Park Recreation Ground        

Whitehall Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LZ

East Road           

East Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9EX

Battlebridge Recreation Ground

Frenches Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2JE

Subrosa Drive   

Subrosa Drive, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3LY

Brook Road        

Malmstone Avenue, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3NE

Howards Close Recreation Ground

Howards Close, Walton on the hill, Surrey, KT20 7QF

Beecholm Recreation Ground

Osier Way, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 1LL

Woodmansterne Recreation Ground

Woodmansterne Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3NL

Lakers Rise (play area and fitness equipment)            

Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne, Surrey, SM7 3LQ

Chipstead Meads  

High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SB

Maple Way        

Maple Way, Hooley, Surrey, CR5 3RN

Hogden Bottom Recreation Ground

Chipstead Lane, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 6RE

Preston Park (play area and fitness equipment)      

Preston manor road, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5FB

Kingswood Recreation Ground (play area and fitness equipment)

Buckland Road, Lower Kingswood, Surrey, KT20 7DN

Tattenham Way Recreation Ground

Tattenham Way, Burgh Heath, Surrey, KT20 5NQ

Salfords Recreation Ground

Mead Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, RH1 5DD

Fairfax Avenue

Cromwell Road Estate, Fairfax Avenue, RH1 1HT

Merstham Recreation ground

Albury Road, Merstham, RH1 3LW

Ifold Road

Ifold Road, Redhill, RH1 6EG

Jubilee Woodland play equipment

Tadworth Street, Tadworth KT20 

Yattendon Rec

Yattendon Road, Horley RH6 7BS

Langshott Play Area

Copse Lane, Langshott, Horley RH6 9XS

Whitebushes Play Area

Bushfield Drive, Whitebushes, Redhill RH1 5SG

Hartswood Avenue Play Area

Hartswood Avenue, Woodhatch, Reigate RH2 8ET

Green Way Play Area

Green Way, Redhill RH1 2BJ

Wordsworth Mead 

Wordsworth Mead, Redhill RH1 1AH

Colesmead Road

Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2EQ

Orchard Drive Play Area

Brookfield Drive, Langshott, Horley RH6 9HN

Redhill Memorial Park Playground

London Road, Redhill RH1 1SZ

Lady Neville Recreation Ground

Avenue Road, Banstead, SM7 2PF

Petridgewood Common play area

Horley Road, Redhill RH1 5AS

Nork Park play area

Nork Way, Banstead SM7 1JB