King George's Playing Fields

Photo Credit: Paul Vine

This Park offers formal gardens – including a sensory garden – attractive grass areas, a children’s play area, and extensive sports pitches.

King George's Playing Fields is a large centrally located park offering many 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.

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Opening Times:

8am till Dusk

Features of the Park include:

  • Site Area: 73 acres
  • Site Type: Park/Playing Fields
  • Site Users: Public Access
  • Path Length: 1km – Accessible, (0.5km cycling)
  • Parking: 8am to dusk
    • 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
  • Children’s Play Area: Up to 12 years
  • Formal gardens exquisite in spring -time and beautiful all year round
  • 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
  • Café
  • Toilets
  • Excellent facilities for the disabled and able-bodied alike
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Public Transport:

  • Nearest Train Station: Brentwood – 1.4km
  • Nearest Bus stop: 0.5km
  • Bus Number: First London - 268, 565, 750

Contact information:

  • Site Management Organisation: Brentwood Borough Council
  • Phone: 01277 312500
  • Email:

Ingrave Road
CM14 5AE

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