Parks & Playgrounds



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​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


Lightwater Country Park

Lightwater Country Park is 57 hectares of heathland and is ideal for all the family with a popular adventure playground and opportunities for picnics and walking. Lightwater Country Park café and information point is open 7 days a week from 10am until 4.30pm.

Lightwater Country Park is getting a new play area!

Following our consultation this fantastic design has been chosen by public vote for the new play area at Lightwater Country Park. Work will begin mid September.











Frimley Lodge Park

Frimley Lodge Park is an excellent open space with beautiful, mature woodlands and wide open areas, and many attractions for everyone. Frimley Lodge Cafe open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

The new Frimley Lodge Park playground is now open after a £150k makeover!

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Children's Play Areas

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

View locations of play areas in the borough using My Surrey Heath.

Heatherside Recreation Ground update
Unfortunately we have had to remove some swings at Heatherside Recreation Ground for health and safety reasons. This will be replaced as soon as possible and will look into replacing the posts that are not made of timber as these are more susceptible to rotting and wish to avoid this happening in the future.

We are in the process of getting quotes, re-order and arrange re-installation following initial inspections asap.

The runway (zip-slide) at Heatherside Recreation Ground play area is now out of use for health and safety reasons. The timber supports are rotting so this item will need to be removed as it is now beyond repair. 

The basket and zip line are on order and we are currently awaiting dates for installation and will provide an update asap.

Old Dean Recreation Ground update 
We are refurbishing the play area at Old Dean Recreation Ground with a new updated facility.  Funding has been secured from planning infrastructure contributions and working together with Accent Housing who are also supporting the project.

25 July 2019: Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation on the new Old Dean Play area.  After evaluating the feedback received we are inviting play providers to tender for the playground refurbishment, and will be arranging meetings with them to obtain designs and quotations.  Once we have a shortlist we will be sharing them with you, and asking you to choose your favourite design to be installed.  We currently expect this stage to take place during October 2019.  Due to the size and complexity of this project, and the possibility of planning permission being required for the chosen design, it is expected that installation work on the project will start next year.  We are working closely with the ward councillors and ODCoG on this scheme, and will post updates on this page as the project progresses.

Surrey Heath Borough Council will be leading on this project but we will also be working with the local community groups, ODCoG and the local schools. For more information, please contact
10 June 2019: Please note, unfortunately the piece of equipment in the photo below has to be fenced off due to the safety surfacing tiles being vandalised. We will not be replacing this particular piece of kit in the short term as this play area is due to be refurbished soon as part of the Borough-wide Playground Improvement Scheme. The surfacing will be made safe when the equipment is removed, which will take place as soon as possible. 






Chobham Common

Chobham Common is famed for its walks and views.

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.

View information about Chobham Water Meadows

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.

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.


Although the major habitat within Surrey Heath is Heathland, the Borough also contains a good selection of woodlands. Find out more about woodlands in Surrey Heath.


Open Spaces in Surrey Heath

There are a number of parks and open spaces in Surrey Heath. View a complete list.

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.



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.

View Parish Council contact details

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

The runway (zip-slide) at Heatherside Recreation Ground play area is now out of use for health and safety reasons. The timber supports are rotting so this item will need to be removed as it is now beyond repair. 


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