Parks & Playgrounds

Coronavirus Update

Please observe social distancing guidelines wherever possible:
  • If this play area is crowded, do not enter if you cannot safely stay at a distance from others.
  • Please clean/wash your hands before you enter the play area if possible
  • Do not visit a park or play area if you have any symptoms - fever, coughs, shortness of breath.
  • Please follow Public Heath England advice on hygiene and wash your hands as soon as you get home. 
  • Please take all your litter home with you where possible to help keep our parks and play areas litter free.
Government guidance on social distancing and maximum group sizes should be followed. This will be kept under constant review, subject to further announcements from the Government.
For more information on how this service is affected by Coronavirus, please visit the Coronavirus Information Surrey Heath Webpage.

Surrey Heath Parks & Grounds Maintenance Contract 2020

The Surrey Heath Grounds Maintenance contract was recently awarded to Glendale and commenced on the 1st November 2020.

The contract is for five years with an option to extend for a further two years.
The contract covers the maintenance of all the major parks and open spaces, county verges, county highway weed spraying, public toilets, 3G and grass sports pitch maintenance as well as the maintenance of all of tennis courts, cricket squares, play areas, outdoor gyms and skateparks.
If you have any inquiries relating to the maintenance of any of the above, please email or call 01276 707100. 

Children's Play Areas

Play is essential to a child's physical, mental and emotional development. Surrey Heath Borough Council encourages a healthy lifestyle through fun and play.

Locations of play areas in the borough can be found by visiting the My Surrey Heath webpage.

Chobham Road Recreation Ground 

The playground at Chobham Road Recreation Ground in Frimley is being refurbished and we want you to tell us which design is your favourite.
Take a look at the three fantastic options, and vote before midnight on Sunday 8 August 2021.

Orchard Way 

The online vote for the new playground at Orchard Way in Camberley has closed.
The winning design will be announced in due course.

London Road Recreation Ground

The online vote has now closed, we will update via the SHBC website and social media once the winner is revealed.

Loman Road Recreation Ground

A fantastic new playground has opened at Loman Road, Mytchett. The final playground design was chosen following an extensive consultation process and public vote.
Photos of the new playground at Loman Road Recreation Ground

Watchetts Recreation Ground 

The new playground at Watchetts Recreation Ground, Camberley is now open.
New playground at Watchetts Recreation Ground

Old Dean Recreation Ground update

The new £210k Old Dean playground is now open.

We recommend visitors to the Old Dean playground travelling by car should park in the Old Dean bowls club car park, postcode GU15 4AY, rather than on surrounding residential roads.

New playground at The Old Dean

Park Opening and Closing Times

​These opening and closure times apply to the following parks: 
  • London Road Recreation Ground, GU15 3QH
  • Watchetts Recreation Ground, GU15 2SR
  • Frimley Green Recreation Ground, GU16 9AP
  • Frimley Lodge Park, GU16 6HY
  • Lightwater Country Park, GU18 5RG
  • Mytchett Recreation Ground, GU16 6JD
  • Crabtree Car Park, GU15 2TA

Park Opening Times

  • Monday-Saturday - 7:30am
  • Sunday - 8:00am

Park Closing Times

Week Commencing  Closing Time
Monday 18 January 4:30pm
Monday 8 February 5:00pm
Monday 22 February 5:30pm
Monday 8 March 6:00pm
Monday 29 March (BST) 7:30pm
Monday 19 April 8:00pm
Monday 3 May 8:30pm
Monday 24 May 9:00pm
Monday 21 June 9:30pm
Monday 26 July 9:00pm
Monday 9 August 8:30pm
Monday 23 August 8:00pm
Monday 6 September 7:30pm
Monday 20 September 7:00pm
Monday 4 October 6:30pm
Monday 25 October (GMT) 4:30pm
Monday 22 November 4:00pm
  • The Obelisk, Camberley Park, GU15 3HY 
Due to ongoing problems with anti social behaviour and vandalism the area around the Obelisk in Camberley Park has been locked to protect his Grade 2 Listed structure. 
If you would like to access the Obelisk, please call the SHBC Contact Centre on 01276 707100 or email, to make an appointment.  

Parks/Open Spaces 

Lightwater Country Park

Lightwater Country Park has a fantastic playground next to Lightwater Country Park Café. For more information, please visit the Lightwater Country Park webpage.

Frimley Lodge Park

Frimley Lodge Park is an excellent open space with beautiful, mature woodlands and wide open areas, a cafe, playground and more. For more information, please visit the Frimley Lodge Park webpage.

New playground at Frimley Lodge Park

Chobham Common

Chobham Common is famed for its walks and views.  For more information, please visit the Chobham Common webpage.

Chobham Water Meadows 

This beautiful location offers many natural paths for walking and includes a 2.5k circular route along the banks of the River Bourne.  Visitors are welcome to exercise their dogs, to cycle, to run, or just to amble through this special place taking in the meadow vistas, woodland boundaries and the gentle River Mill Bourne.  For more information, please visit the Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) webpage.

Basingstoke Canal

The Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society has restored navigation to the 32 mile Basingstoke Canal, from Odiham in Hampshire to the Wey Navigation in Surrey. More information can be found by visiting the Basingstoke Canal website.

Blackwater Valley

The Blackwater Valley is maintained as an open space along the borders of the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. It runs for approximately 30 km, from the source of the River Blackwater at Rowhill Nature Reserve near Aldershot in the south, northwards to Swallowfield where the river joins the River Whitewater and then the Loddon. More information can be found by visiting the Blackwater Valley website.

Open Spaces in Surrey Heath

There are a number of parks and open spaces in Surrey Heath. To view a complete list, please visit the Open Spaces webpage.

Open Space Regulations

Our Parks and Open Spaces are covered by a number of rules and regulations, including a list of Byelaws. Please note that portable barbeques and fires are not permitted within any park or open space, unless arranged directly with the Council. The operation of remote controlled model aircraft, cars and boats are not permitted within Surrey Heath parks and open spaces.



Although the major habitat within Surrey Heath is Heathland, the Borough also contains a good selection of woodlands. To find out more about woodlands in Surrey Heath, please visit the Woodlands webpage.


The allocation and management of land set aside for personal cultivation. In the four parishes within the Borough, allotments are administered by the Parish Councils.

To view Parish Council contact details, please visit the Parish Council Contact Details webpage.

In the urban areas Camberley and District Horticultural society provide allotments. Please contact Fiona Mapperley, Secretary of Camberley and District Horticultural Society via email at for more information on a number of allotment sites on Crown Land in Surrey Heath.


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