King George's Playing Fields
Brentwood Borough Council as part of its Leisure Strategy 2018-28 are looking at making some investment and improvements to the facilities in King George’s Playing Fields.
Two public consultation events have already taken place on the 14 and 23 March, seeking views on possible proposals for improvements to the park. The key areas are a proposed new pavilion building, new wet play offer and some proposed new outdoor adventure play.
An improvement plan is in place for the current play areas which will be delivered over the next 3 years.
A number of responses have already been received by the Council from the consultation events, providing valuable feedback on the proposals and the initial concepts of the designs.
It was proposed that an on-line public consultation would also allow those residents who were unable to visit the two previous public consultation events to provide feedback on the proposals.
Local Authority elections are taking place on 2 May 2019. During the pre-election ‘purdah’ period which runs from 26 March, the Council must take particular care to maintain political impartiality. This involves ensuring where practical that any consultation does not run through the pre-election period. Accordingly, the online consultation will go live on 3 May after the election, when residents will have the opportunity to submit any feedback they may have on the designs and concepts. The consultation will run until 19 May 2019.
This feedback will inform any further designs and options for the improvements which will be considered as part of the planning process.
Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AE
King George's Playing Fields is a large centrally located park offering the following facilities:
- formal gardens exquisite in spring -time and beautiful all year round
- children's play area
- a unique garden for the blind with many flowering and non-flowering plants which appeal to senses other than sight
- playing fields for football, cricket, rugby and kick about areas
- bowling greens with 12 rinks
- crazy golf
- skate park
- excellent facilities for the disabled and able-bodied alike.
The entrance to Hartswood Golf Course is also to be found in this park as is that to Hartswood itself, a wood of 73 acres where an access trail makes it easy for people to use, including those with disabilities. There is a footpath which runs through Hartswood and links up with Thorndon Country Park and Little Warley and Childerditch Common.
If you mislay a personal item in King George's Playing Fields please ask the park warden who will be on site from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday and 7:30am to 5:30pm at weekends. You can also enquire at the Cafe in the Park as your item may have been handed in there.
Over the course of 2012 and 2013 the Council worked in partnership with the Brentwood Skatepark Association to transform and renovate the existing aged and dilapidated ramps. In consultation with the users of the existing site and the members of the Skatepark Association an exciting and challenging concrete park was designed and constructed. The facility is designed for users of all ages and abilities with the bowl ready to ride with a super smooth finish. The small tight quarter leads into the shallow end of the bowl via a big pumpbump that flows straight into the tombstone extension. Coming off the extension you can hit the hip into the deep end or miss it out and carve for speed through one of the many pockets. A transition riders dream with some concrete bunding around the bowl that creates some extra features like a jump ramp out of the bowl and a coping-less quarter pipe.
In 2013 contractors completed a street based second phase. This second phase compliments the existing transition elements really well and brings added flow to the park. The Street course links to the existing bowl with an escalating quarter to bank blend, this gives speed to hit all the obstacles on the driveway sending you towards the flat bank hip. This second phase brings a new dynamic to the park and was designed to accommodate an optional third a final phase in the future.
The skate park is free to use and open to all riders of varying ability all year round. The use of protective pads and head gear is strongly advised and users of lesser experience or ability are asked to be mindful of other users and spectators around them on site. Please also ensure you are both confident enough to use the equipment and physically able to climb out of the bowl area before entering it.
All users use the facility at their own risk and children should be supervised at all times.
Parkmobility allows those who have difficulty walking to borrow battery powered scooters free of charge in King George's Playing Fields. This must be booked in advance with the Shop Mobility Scheme. Users must be registered with the Shop Mobility Scheme and a scooter must be booked in advance of the day required to enable it to be delivered to the park on the day in question. Please call (01277) 312546 to book, and a scooter will be supplied to the park for the day requested. Please also advise the golf shop on 01277 214830 once the booking has been made to advise them of collection from the shop.
The paddling pools at King George’s Playing Fields are no longer operating due to them reaching the end of their economic life and the cost of retaining and replacing the aged pumping and filtration systems along with the repairs needed to the lining of the pools.
King George’s Playing Fields is due to undergo a transformation as part of Brentwood Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy.
Car parking is available with access from Hartswood Road and Ingrave Road. There are 3 car parks available if accessing from Ingrave Road and the first car park offers all day parking for £5. The car park accessed from Hartswood Road also offers all day parking for £5.
All of the car parks in King Georges offer free parking for 4 hours, with no return within 2 hours.
|King Georges Playing Fields - A (Rugby Club), B (Golf Club), C (overflow) and D (Hartswood Road)|
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 6:00pm
|Up to 4hrs in A,B,C & D||Free|
|Over 4hrs in A & D||£5.00|
|Coaches – all day||£15.00|
|4 hours free no return for 2 hours|
Opening times for the Hartswood Road Car Park are as follows;
7.45am to 5pm (Winter) and 7.45am to 8pm (March to October).
For further details please contact 01277 312580.
Crazy Golf - Rascal Bay Adventure Golf Course at King George's Playing Fields, is now open. This is run privately and is not linked to the Council.
Please note that payment is to be made in the log cabin next to the crazy golf course and not in the golf shop.
To apply for a memorial bench to be placed within the park please complete and submit an application form to the cemeteries department.
Please note - Should you wish to enquire about the possibility of holding a fitness class or similar on this site please see our Parks Events page and complete the online application.