Wealden District Council

Skate Parks, Recreation Grounds and Play Areas

Image of children on play equipmentThe Town or Parish Councils are responsible for the equipped play areas and skate parks within the Wealden area.

Below you will find details of skate parks, recreation grounds and play areas across the district.

Although we make every effort to keep this page up to date, if you would like more details on the recreational areas below or other play areas throughout Wealden please contact the relevant Town or Parish Council by visiting our  Parish Council Contact Details page. 

Arlington Parish Council

At Coldharbour Road, Upper Dicker, there is a children's play area including goal posts and netball post.

Berwick Parish Council

There is an open playing field behind the Village Hall with a football pitch and children's play area. The playing field and football pitch is for general use by all, and can also be hired for more formal/organised events or groups.

Buxted Parish Council

Framfield Road, Buxted has an open recreation ground and a children's play area.

Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood has an open recreation ground and a children's play area. 

Chiddingly Parish Council

We have an open recreation ground and an Under 12's play park in Muddles Green, opposite Chiddingly Primary School.

Crowborough Town Council

Adams Field has a small recreation ground with a multi use games unit and children's play equipment.

There are football pitches in the residential Alderbrook area.

Goldsmiths recreation area has a children's play area, a skate park, a boating lake, football pitches, an athletics track, petanque and model railway.

The Ghyll at Jarvis Brook has an open recreation ground.

Crowborough Town Council also has a recreation ground at Jarvis Brook where there is play equipment for children of all ages, in an all weather Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for ball games and a skate park.

Limekiln Playing Fields are off Palesgate Lane.

There is a single football pitch on the MOD site on the A26.

Silver Jubilee play area off Green Lane has play equipment for younger children.

Wolfe recreation area has an open recreation ground, play equipment for all ages, three tennis courts, a bowls green and space for cricket and junior football.

Danehill Parish Council

Within the Parish of Danehill we have two recreational facilities. Firstly, Danehill Recreation Ground which includes two tennis courts, a hard play/5 a side football pitch area, a children's play ground, a full size football pitch and a 5 a side football pitch.

Secondly, at Chelwood Gate we have Jubilee Green which is an open recreation ground.

East Dean Parish Council

Gilberts Drive has an open recreation ground which host the cricket club who play alternate weekends and occasional evenings. There is also a children's play area, tennis court and mini football nets.

East Hoathly Parish Council

London Road has an open recreation ground and a children's play area.

Fletching Parish Council

There is an open recreation ground on which local cricket, football and stoolball teams play.  A playground is attached.

Forest Row Parish Council

Forester's Green off Hartfield Road has a concrete skate ramp.  

Rush Green off Hartfield Road has a children's play area.

Chapel Lane has an open recreation ground with pavilion.

Framfield Parish Council

The Street at Framfield has an open recreation ground, play area and football net.

Blackboys High Street has an open recreation ground, play area and football net.

Palehouse Common has an open recreation ground, play area and football net.

Frant Parish Council

The village green on the A267 has an open recreation ground and children's play area.

Hadlow Down Parish Council

open recreation ground with a play area including a rope swing and basketball net with associated flat area

Hailsham Town Council

Carpenters Way has an open recreation ground and a children's play area.

Blacksmith Copse has a children's play area.

There is a recreation area at the bottom of North Street with a children's play area, an open recreation ground and cricket pavilion.

Battle Road has a children's play area.

The Diplocks has a children's play area and a ball park for basket ball.

Cameron Close has a children's play area.

Stroma Gardens has a children's play area.

Quinell Drive has a children's play area.

Battle Road has two open recreation grounds and a children's play area.

Butts Field has a children's play area.

Maurice Thornton playing fields has a full sized football pitch, children's play area, skateboard park and green gym.

Hadlow Down Parish Council

There is an open recreation ground with a rope swing, basketball net with associated flat area, a mountain bike track and a set of goal posts.

Hartfield Parish Council

The village play area has recently been refurbished with new play equipment including a climbing frame, swings, a wooden train, slide, climbing nets over a fallen tree and a gravity bowl.

Heathfield & Waldron Parish Council

There is a skate park at the south cutting to the Heathfield tunnel, Station Approach with ramps, half pipe etc...

Jubilee Park off Ghyll Road has a wildflower meadow with native trees

Leeves Common recreation area off Leeves Way/Leeves Close/Newnham Way has an open recreation ground with fixed goal mouth and basketball wall. There are also swings and a multi play area.

Tower recreation ground has two football pitches with a changing pavilion and a children's' play area with multi play units, swings and slides.

Sheepsetting Lane recreation area has a football pitch and a petanque rink.

Hardy Roberts recreation area off the A267 at Cross-In-Hand has a rugby pitch and training area, tennis courts, an outdoor bowling green and a children's play area with multi play units and swings.

Broad Oak recreation area adjacent the Broad Oak Village Hall off the A265 has a children's play area with a climbing frame and swings.

Cade Street Memorial Ground behind the Half Moon public house has a children's play area with climbing wall and multi play unit with swings.

Punnetts Town recreation area off the B2096 has an open recreation ground, football pitch and a children's play area with multi play unit, swings.

Waldron recreation area adjacent the Lucas Memorial Hall has an open recreation ground , children's play area, cricket pitch, rugby pitches and a pavilion.

All of the above public recreational facilities in the Heathfield and Waldron area are available at all times. However, formal pitches are used by clubs and may not available for informal play. Tennis courts and bowling green are operated by clubs and are available for use by members only.

Hellingly Parish Council

The Lower Dicker recreation area has an open recreation ground and children's play area and is home to the Hellingly Lions Cycle speedway club.

The Lower Horsebridge recreation area has an open recreation ground for bowls, rugby and cricket. There is also a newly refurbished children's play area.

Herstmonceux Parish Council

There is a recreation ground with a skate park, a children's play area, a bowling green and one tennis court.  The ground is marked out for cricket. Stoolball is played here twice a week.   There is one area (formerly a tennis court) which is marked out  for 5 a side football, netball and basketball.

In the village there is also a marked football pitch.

Hooe Parish Council

Hooe has an open recreation ground with a football pitch and fixed goalpost on the corner of Straight Lane and Sawpits.  It is available all the time for general individual recreation use, but would need to be booked for more formal/organised events or groups.

Horam Parish Council

Horam has an open recreation ground with football nets, a skate park and a children's play area.

Isfield Parish Council

There is an open recreation ground with a pavilion used by the local football and cricket teams and a children's play area with swings, slides and frames.

Maresfield Parish Council

The Maresfield Recreation Ground is a 4 acre site which is a large grassed area, surrounded by some trees and properties. It has a pavilion on site and hosts the Maresfield village fete every summer. Many sports games are played at the field, including football and cricket. There is also a lawn bowls club at the site. There is a small car parking area which holds on average ten cars as well as a small play area facility at the recreation ground.

Mayfield Parish Council

Mayfield Recreation ground includes children's play area, skateboard park, all weather pitch and football pitch.

Ninfield Parish Council

There is a recreation ground in the middle of the village at the corner of Bexhill Road and Church Lane with a cricket pitch, enough room for a football game, a fixed "sports wall" (for football and basketball). The recreation ground also has a half pipe.

There is a pavilion/changing area available for hire. There is also a fenced play area containing swings etc for smaller children. 

It is available all the time for general use, but would need to be booked for more formal/organised events or groups.

Pevensey Parish Council

Coast Road recreation area has an open recreation ground and a children's play area with play equipment and two five-a-side football posts.  It also features a range of adult fitness equipment.

Wallsend Road has a recreation ground with a sports pavilion for football and cricket.

Adjacent to Haven Garage in Wallsend Road there is a skate park with a half pipe.

Polegate Town Council

Wannock Road recreation area has an open recreation ground for football, cricket and stool ball. There is also a children's play area here with slides, roundabouts and swings.

Oakleaf Drive also has a well equipped children's play area.

Rotherfield Parish Council

The recreation ground in Rotherfield Village centre is located next to the Village Hall on North Street. The recreation ground has a designated children's play area with swings, roundabout and a climbing frame as well as other equipment.

The recreation ground also houses the village sports club, which maintains the football and cricket pitches to a high standard. In the corner of the ground is the very popular Bowls Club, used in summer, in the winter, the Bowls Club is continued in the village hall.

Uckfield Town Council 

Luxford Field off the High Street has an open recreation ground and a children's play area with multi play units, spring horse, seesaw, roundabout, swings, and a tractor slide.

Hempstead Lane includes something for every age group.  There is an enclosed area with a variety of different equipment for children under 12, more adventurous equipment such as a zip wire and gyratory swing for older children and even fitness equipment for teens and adults.  There is also a football pitch.

Oakwood Drive play area has multi play units, a spring seesaw and swings.

Hughes Way play area has multi play units, a roundabout and swings.

Downland Copse off The Drive has a basket ball court.

Rocks Park play area off Streatfield Road has multi play units and separate toddler multi play, a roundabout, a spring chicken and swings. This play area can also be accessed by walking across the West Park recreation ground off Markland Way, which has a football pitch, 2 half size football pitches and a sports pavilion.

Ridgewood has an open recreation ground off New Road with an artificial cricket wicket. There is also a children's play area here with multi play units, a roundabout and swings and a football pitch at Harlands Farm.

Victoria Pleasure Ground off Old Timbers Lane has a football pitch, a grass cricket table, an artificial cricket wicket, a hard play area, 2 tennis courts and a sports pavilion. There is also a children's play area with roundabout, spring elephant, spring fire engine, multi play units with separate toddler multi play and swings.

There is also a skate park/BMX track between Victoria Pleasure Ground and New Barn Farm.

There is a multi-use games area located at New Barn Farm adjacent to the skate park.

Wadhurst Parish Council

Sparrows Green recreation area off South View Road has a children's play area, football pitches and a tarmac area for youth play.  Gates are locked at dusk.

Westham Parish Council

Adur Park off Adur Drive, Stone cross has an open recreation ground and a basket ball court.

Butchers' Field, Westham has an open space and wildflower meadow for people to walk in.

Cherwell Close, Stone Cross has a small children's play area.

Hamble Road, Stone Cross has a small children's play area.

Castle Bolton, Westham has a small children's play area.

Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council

Huggests Lane Recreation Ground has a cricket pitch and a full sized football pitch.