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Introduction

Quality, accessibility and play value

Adventure playTo help ensure our sites are clean and safe, inspections are currently carried out daily throughout the year. Once a year an independent expert reviews the condition and safety of every play facility.

In May 2010, Play Hastings and the Parks and Open Spaces team carried out a re-audit of our play spaces using an audit criteria model designed by ourselves. The audit model is based partly on the original used in the Parks and Opens Spaces Strategy and partly using Play England's criteria.

The audit scores are based on three key areas:

  • play value
  • accessibility
  • maintenance

Amicus Horizon also agreed to audit their play grounds and a joint Hastings and St Leonards Play Space Strategy has now been agreed. A large number of playgrounds provided as part of new developments remain unadopted – they are open for use, but are maintained by the Developer. We elected not to audit these until adoption, but as ownership and maintenance of the sites progress, an audit will take place. The new play spaces will then be added to our ownership list. At the request of Orbit Housing we are currently in the process of auditing Orbit owned play spaces with the view that they will join the Play Strategy partnership.

Please use our online form to report an unclean or unsafe play area.

Please contact us for further information.

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Alexandra Park Lower Play Space

Alexandra Park Lower Play Space is a large fenced play space located within a public green space. The Play space features lots of climbing opportunity, suitable for all ages but mostly play opportunities for 5 to 10 year olds. Parking, toilets and café are close by. There is lots of spaces to picnic and play ball games and explore nature. The Play space is situated near to the park boating lake.

The nearest road is Lower Park Road TN34 2LB

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Alexandra Park, Upper Play Space, Shornden

Alexandra Park, Upper Play Space is a newly refurbished partly fenced play space with climbing, sliding swinging and balancing. The play space provides mostly play opportunities for children aged from birth to 10 years. There are opportunities to play in wooded area, feed the ducks and space to picnic on site. Parking is available close by.

The play space is situated in Upper Park Road TN37 6SL.

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Bembrook Road Natural Play Space

Bembrook Road Natural Play Space is a large, newly refurbished play space suitable for all ages. The play equipment is situated on large hilly natural space and is unfenced and includes climbing, sliding, swinging, balancing and a zip wire. There is also fixed outdoor adult exercise equipment and space for ball games and in addition to the main play site there is a timber play trail situated next to the Old London Road green space entrance. There is a picnic space with parking near by.

Access to the play space is via Bembrook Road TN34 3PD from Croft Road or from the bottom end of Old London Road.

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Bos Field Play Space

Bos Field Play Space is a fenced local play area with traditional play equipment including swings, slides, climbing and spinning. The play space is situated within large green space suitable for ball games and picnics and at the lower end of Elphinstone Road next to the allotments TN34 2AX.

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Carnoustie Close Play Space

Carnoustie Close Play Space is a small local play area situated between two private dwellings. It is in need of refurbishment but currently offers spinning, sliding and climbing for all ages.

Carnoustie Close is off Filsham Road TN38 OAL

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Cookson Gardens

Cookson Gardens is a small local fenced play space which includes swings, rockers and a multi play item.

Cookson Gardens off Fredrick Road TN35 5QH

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Gensing Gardens Play Space

Gensing Gardens Play Space is a large fenced play space located within public green space suitable for picnics and ball games. There are play opportunities for all ages which include spinning, climbing, swinging and sliding and there is parking near by.

The play space is situated between Old London Road and Charles Road TN37 6AU

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Hare Way Play Space

Hare Way Play Space is a small fenced local play area but the site presently offers very little play opportunity.

The play space is located off Little Ridge Avenue TN37 7UG

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Harvest Way Play Space

Harvest Way Play Space is a small fenced local play area offering sliding and swinging opportunities.

The play space is located off Little Ridge Avenue TN37 7SL

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Hastings Adventure Playground

Adventure playHastings Adventure Playground is staffed and managed by In2play. The outdoor play space contains zip wire, tyre swings, slides and lots of loose parts to build and play with. The indoor play space has room for cooking, arts and crafts etc. There are toilets and changing facilities on site and free parking close by. The Play Space is aimed at 8 to 13 year olds and is open from 3pm every day after school and from 10.30am on Saturdays.

Contact In2play: 01424 421201/432742/07910225914 or email admin@in2play.org.uk for further information.

The play space is at Upper Broomgrove Road TN34 3PL

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Heron Close Play Space

Heron Close Play Space is a small fenced local play area, offer some climbing for all ages and toddler swings.

The play space is located off Harley Shute Road TN38 8DX

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High Water View Play Space

High Water View Play Space is a small fenced local play area offering some climbing opportunity for all ages.

The play space is located at the top of Battle Road (turn left at the roundabout) TN38 8EL

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Kensington Close Play Space

Kensington Close Play Space is a fairly large fenced local play area offering swinging and climbing opportunities for all ages.

The play space is located off Bodiam Drive TN38 9TL

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Mare Bay Close Play Space

Mare Bay Close Play Space is a small fenced local play area that currently offers very little play opportunity with older style climbing equipment for all ages.

Mare Bay is situated off Battle Road TN38 8EQ

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Seaside Road Play Space

Seaside Road Play Space is a newly refurbished fenced play space suitable for all ages, offering climbing, sliding, swinging and sand play with a separate ball games area. There is parking and picnic area next to the play space.

The play space is located on Sea Side Road TN38 OAL

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St Johns Road Play Space

Tracks play spaceSt Johns Road Play Space (The Tracks) is a large fenced urban style play space offering climbing, swinging, sliding and spinning for all ages and there is parking nearby.

The play space is located on St Johns Road next to Warrior Square Train Station TN37 6HL

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Waterside Close Play Space

Waterside Close Play Space is a recently refurbished small, fenced local play area with swinging and climbing opportunities for all ages and parking nearby.

The play space is located off Deepdene Gardens TN35 5TD

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West Hill

West Hill play spaceThe West Hill play space is situated within a public green space at the top of the West Hill. There are swings, climbing, balancing, spinning, sliding and sand play suitable for all ages with plenty of space for picnics and ball games. There are parking and toilets nearby.

The play space is located on Castle Hill TN34 3RD

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Wishing Tree natural Play Space

Wishing Tree natural Play Space is a large unfenced play space offering swinging, climbing, sliding and a zip wire. The space offer opportunities to explore nature with space for ball games, a skate bowl and a smaller fenced more traditional style play space for younger children.

The play space is located between Wishing Tree Road North and Marline Road TN38 9LJ

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