Kingston Road Playground & Skate Park
The pirate-themed playground by Kompan and skate-park from CANVAS are the latest play features to be built in Kingston Road Recreation Ground in Leatherhead this summer.
The winning playground design by Kompan, the play company behind the hugely popular Meadowbank Playground, was chosen through public consultation. The imaginative playground has a range of fun and inclusive features, including: a pirates' Crow's Nest with slide, inclusive carousel, trampoline, zip wire, young explorers lookout tower, octopus see-saw and even its very own pirate's parrots.
New Playground at Kingston Road Recreation Ground celebrated by hundreds
On 30th August hundreds of local families headed down to Kingston Road Recreation Ground, Leatherhead to take part in a fun-filled event jointly hosted by B@titudes, Surrey Police and Mole Valley District Council.
Attendees at this event played on the fairground train and the giant inflatable slide, took part in a pirate treasure hunt, were entertained by a balloon-modelling pirate, enjoyed a range of free activities including pirate crafts and face painting, and got the chance to meet their local emergency services.
PCSO Aimee Thomas of Surrey Police coordinated the chance for locals to meet the Police, Fire Service and St John's Ambulance. B@titudes, with funding from Toyota, were able to provide fairground rides and free ice creams to over 150 children. And with sponsorship through our Transform Leatherhead initiatives, we were pleased to add to the event a fantastic treasure hunt, entertainers, craft activities and face-painting.
The new skate park has now opened. The winning skate park design impressed existing users, MVDC and local residents with an exciting mix of traditional skate park features including a bowl section, grind rails, spine ramp and flat bank, and alternative play options like table tennis and table football.
Celebratory event on 13 October 2018
To celebrate the completion of the newly refurbished skate park at the recreation ground, we will be holding a FREE event to encourage a range of ages, regardless of ability, to try out the new facilities on a skateboard, BMX or scooter.
This fun-packed event will take place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 13 October, with workshops for beginners in the morning and a free-ride session with assistance in the afternoon. We are delighted to welcome the support of Action Sports School Team Rubicon, whose team of experienced instructors will be running workshops and offering help throughout the day.
The event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for kids of all ages - and all abilities - to try out the new skate park, even if they've never ridden a skateboard, BMX or scooter before! The day's schedule of events is as follows:
- 10am: Beginner sessions for 10yrs and under
- 11am: Beginner sessions for 11yrs and older
- 12pm: BREAK
- 1pm: Intermediate session
- 2pm: Free-ride, with assistance from Team Rubicon
- 3pm: FINISH
We hope to see you there!
Where is Kingston Road?
The playground and skate park can be found on Kingston Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7PZ. Limited parking is available on-site and at The Bridge Youth Centre. Parking is also available at other Leatherhead car parks.
For enquiries, please call 01306 885001.