King George's Playing Fields
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
- paddling pools
- 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.
A new group has formed called the Brentwood Skate Park Association who are working with Brentwood Borough Council to progress the re-development of the skate park facilities in King George’s Playing Fields. This is popular facility which regularly attracts a large number of young people.
The Skate Park Association are organising a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the project. If you would like to get involved please contact BSPA@live.co.uk or visit www.brentwoodskatepark.org.uk
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) 264690 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 are open throughout the school summer holidays both during the week and at weekends, weather permitting, or unless otherwise stated. For confirmation please phone Cafe in the Park on 01277 210714.
Admission to the facility is permitted in 2 hour sessions. These commence at 10am and conclude at 6pm. Prices for sessions are £3 per child per session. Adults accompanying children are free of charge.
Bathing is for children under 12 years of age only.
Within the paddling pool area there are two paddling pools, the smallest being shallower therefore suitable for the younger child. Lifeguards are present, but parents/guardians remain responsible for the safety of the children in their charge.
Refreshments and toilet facilities are in close vicinity during the summer period.
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|
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 - Due to existing bookings presently being held within the park, no more bookings for fitness classes and boot camps can be accepted at this time. Should you wish to enquire about the possibility of holding a fitness class on another site please see our Parks Events page.