Playground investment programme

Find information about our plan to deliver new playgrounds in the borough.

We maintain 57 playgrounds within parks and open spaces across the borough, as well as other recreational facilities including outdoor gyms, ball courts and sports pitches.

We recognise the importance of having freely accessible facilities for all our residents to enjoy, as well as the wider health and wellbeing benefits they provide. That’s why we work hard to keep these facilities well maintained and updated with new facilities as time goes on.

We’re about to begin a series of improvements to redevelop the playgrounds at various sites within the borough that we have recognised as the most in need of an update. We will also be carrying out additional maintenance across many other playgrounds including surfacing repairs and other repairs to bring play equipment back into use. 

Overall, we will be spending over £600,000 on all of these improvement works, funded predominantly through the council’s capital programme and a contribution of crowdfunding.

New playgrounds

The playground sites that will have new playgrounds are listed below. We have also provided links to the web pages for the ‘Friends of’ park groups for the sites where they exist.


Parks team


Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA
United Kingdom