We own and maintain 42 unsupervised playgrounds in Harlow.

Many of our playgrounds are located close to housing estates making it easy for children to access and enjoy.

Our largest playground is the adventure playground, in Harlow Town Park, which includes a zip line and giant climbing net.

There is also an inclusive play area in the Town Park, near Pets' Corner, which provides accessible equipment for all children, including a wheelchair accessible suspension bridge and a sensory path.

There are 6 multiuse games areas in Harlow – perfect for a game of tennis or basketball.


The safety and cleanliness of the play areas are checked at least once a week.

The working and safety of the equipment are checked once a month by us, and once a year by independent inspection.

If there is broken play equipment at your local play area, you can report this online.

Report Broken Play Equipment 

You can also report other issues that may affect your local playground, such as dog fouling, graffiti, dumped rubbish and broken glass, online.

Playground areas

  1. Barnmead
  2. Bishopsfield
  3. Blackbush Springs (multiuse games area only)
  4. Bush Fair (includes multiuse games area)
  5. Canons Brook
  6. Church Langley Park
  7. Copse Hill
  8. Dashes (includes multiuse games area)
  9. Felmongers
  10. Foldcroft (includes multiuse games area)
  11. Glebelands
  12. Guilford North
  13. Harlow Common
  14. Hester House
  15. Joyners Field
  16. Kiln Lane
  17. Ladyshot
  18. Latton Bush
  19. Long Ley
  20. Lower Meadow
  21. Mark Hall Park
  22. Mill Lane
  23. Nichols Field
  24. Norman Booth
  25. Northbrooks (includes multiuse games area)
  26. Old Hall Rise
  27. Prentice Place (Kathy Smith play area)
  28. Primrose Field
  29. Rectory Field
  30. Rivermill
  31. Rundells
  32. Staple Tye (includes multiuse games area)
  33. Stile Croft
  34. Sumners Park
  35. Sumners Pool Park
  36. Swallows
  37. The Stow
  38. Tithelands
  39. Town Park (adventure playground and inclusive play area)
  40. Westfield
  41. Willowfield
  42. Wissants