Woodlands, Parks and Open Spaces

Most recreation grounds located around the District provide football pitches. They can be booked by calling 01702 318111

Most recreation grounds located around the District provide football pitches. They can be booked by calling 01702 318111Many play spaces operated by Rochford District Council will be re-opening on Saturday 4 July.

Please be aware that these will be monitored and the council will not hesitate to close them if social distancing is not maintained.

To stay safe you must adhere to the following guidance:

  • There will be a maximum number of people permitted at any one time (including parents/guardians/carers) – please see the information below for details regarding each individual play space.
  • Always maintain 2m social distancing
  • Where possible, only one parent, carer or guardian per child
  • You are advised to sanitise you’re hands with 60% alcohol sanitiser before and after use of the equipment
  • Where possible clean down touch points and handles before play with a disinfectant wipe
  • Please be considerate to others when using the equipment
  • Food and drink is prohibited inside the play area 
  • Please take your litter home with you
  • No dogs allowed
  • Please do not travel to a play area if you have COVID symptoms, and ensure you and your household self-isolate. 
  • We would remind those using the equipment (and parents/guardians/carers) not to touch their faces, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue or arm when a tissue is not available.

Ashingdon Recreation Ground
Location: Ashingdon
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Bedford Close Open Spaces
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Brand New Play Space

Betts Woods/Westminster Drive
Location: Hockley
Status: Closed
Maximum Capacity: N/A
Additional Notes: Closed pending refurb

Canewdon Recreation Ground
Location: Canewdon
Status: Closed
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Closed for installation of new play equipment. Reopen September

Causton Way Play Spaces
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Closed
Maximum Capacity: N/A
Additional Notes: none

Clements Hall
Location: Hawkwell
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Conway Avenue
Location: Great Wakering
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 10
Additional Notes: none

Fairview Recreation Ground
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Great Wakering Recreational Ground
Location: Great Wakering
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Brand new play space

Grove Woods Recreation Ground
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Partially Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Junior play space open. Natural play space temporarily closed

Hawkwell Common
Location: Hawkwell
Status: Closed
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Closed for installation of new equipment. Reopen August

Hockley Woods
Location: Hockley
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Hullbridge Recreation Ground
Location: Hullbridge
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: New piece of equipment

John Fisher Recreation Ground
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Morrins Close
Location: Great Wakering
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 10
Additional Notes: none

Play Stalls
Location: Little Wakering
Status: Closed
Maximum Capacity: 10
Additional Notes: Closed for installation of new play equipment. Reopening September

Rawreth Recreation Ground
Location: Rawreth
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none

Rochford Recreation Ground
Location: Rochford
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: Brand new play space

Seaview Drive
Location: Great Wakering
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 10
Additional Notes: none

Sweyne Park
Location: Rayleigh
Status: Open
Maximum Capacity: 20
Additional Notes: none