King George's Playing Fields

King George's Playing FieldsIngrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AE

King George's Playing Fields is a large centrally located park offering several facilities including, formal gardens, children's play area, a unique sensory garden for the blind as well as various sports facilities.

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.

Transformation of King George's Playing Fields

King George’s Playing Fields is undergoing a transformation as part of Brentwood Borough Council’s Leisure Strategy

Lost property

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.

Skate park

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.

Crazy Golf - Rascal Bay Adventure Golf Course at King George's Playing Fields is run privately. For more information please see the Rascal Bay website, email, phone 01277 218714 or visit their Facebook page. Please note that payment is to be made in the log cabin next to the crazy golf course and not in the golf shop.

Car parking

Please note that visitors are advised that parking is currently limited during the new development construction period in the park. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to access the park where possible.

There are 4 car parks within King Georges Playing Fields:

  • A - Rugby Club
  • B - Golf Club
  • C - Overflow
  • D - Hartswood Road

Charges Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm:

  • Up to 4 hrs in A, B, C and D - Free
  • Over 4 hrs in A and D - £5.00
  • Coaches all day - £15.00

Car parks A, B & C are accessible from Ingrave Road while car park D is accessible from Hartswood Road.

Free Parking is available in in all 4 car parks located at King George's Playing Fields for up to 4 hours, with no return for 2 hours.

Should you wish to stay for longer than 4 hours; please park in car park A or car park D where you can purchase an all day ticket for £5.00

For coaches wishing to park, please contact us on 01277 312500 prior to parking.

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 information about the park, please contact 01277 312500 (select option 2).


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.

King George's Playing Fields - new developments

Work on the new King George’s Playing Fields scheme that will include a new pavilion, splash pad, adventure play, cafe, changing facilities and sensory room is underway, with the adventure play area and splash pad set to be completed by Spring 2022.

The new pavilion will offer the ability for flexible space depending on the sports and use required. Special attention has been taken to ensure Changing Places changing facilities and a sensory room are included.

Visitors are advised that parking is limited during the construction period. Please walk, cycle or use public transport to access the park where possible.

New Pavilion / Leisure Hub - commencing January 2021 for completion spring 2022

A brand-new building located adjacent to the current pavilion (which will remain in operation until the new building is complete), will include:

  • Reception with cafe
  • Soft play
  • TAG Active, a non-linear assault course for young adults/adults
  • Sensory room
  • Changing Places
  • New golf club house with changing facilities
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Changing rooms
  • Golf pro shop

Adventure Play Area - commencing Feb 2021 for completion summer 2021

A Sky Play structure is an entire playground in one play structure. Creating the ultimate WOW factor, a sky play structure stands out as a unique landmark and creates attention and curiosity, encouraging visitors to come closer and explore!

Sliding down is the final thrill of any of the Sky Play structures. The strenuous climb is rewarded by a thrilling tunnel journey back down to the ground, making the children want to climb it all over again.

This three-dimensional universe has endless possibilities of joyful play and can keep children engaged for hours while developing their creativity and physical skills together with friends.

The adventure play area is a secured area and will have a 1.8m high fence around its perimeter.

There will be additional ground level activities to ensure an inclusive play zone.

Splash Pad - commencing February 2021 for completion in Spring 2022

A splash pad or spray pool is a recreation area, often in a public park, for water play that has little or no standing water.

The selected products will utilise organic shapes and colours to transform the Splash pad into an exotic play environment. To accompany the nature themed aquatic play structures and to provide a wide range of play opportunities, a variety of ground water jets such as sidewinders, directional jets and a cylinder spray have been placed to allow children to closely interact with the water.

The splash pad will make use of the existing pavilion building within the compound and two additional containers will be required. These containers will be clad in vertical boards similar to the cladding on the new leisure hub.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions pdf sheet for more information about the development.

Below are some of designs and concepts for the project.

Play Area Upgrades

The Council is also in the process of upgrading the play area in King George's and this will be carried out over the next three years.

Phase 1 - Toddler Area pdf and Phase 2 - Junior Play has been completed. 

Hutton Recreation Ground

Hutton recreation play area

As part of the Council's 5 year Play Area Strategy for play area improvement the Council is looking at refurbishing Hutton Recreation Play Area and has consulted with local residents, schools and users of the play area to help inform the design and layout of the play area.

Phase 2 of the Hutton Recreation consultation has now closed and the Council received over 180 responses. These will be used to inform the final design of the play area. 

Play areas

When visiting Brentwood play areas, please ensure you adhere to Government guidance by practising social distancing and regularly wash the hands of both yourselves and your children. 


Play areas and play equipment are inspected on a weekly basis. Litter is collected and litter bins emptied at the same time as the inspections.

Some of the larger and more popular play areas such as King George's Playing Fields, Warley Playing Fields and Bishops Hall Park are inspected and cleared of litter more frequently.

Excess litter, broken glass, offensive vandalism etc, reported to the Council will be dealt with immediately.

To report vandalism in a play area please complete our Report Vandalism online form. For any other enquiries please complete our Parks and Play Area general enquiry online form.

Location of play areas in Brentwood:

Play Areas - Parishes