Parks and play areas

        UPDATE TO SERVICE:  As of Monday 24 August, a total of 23 play areas in Thanet have reopened.

        Open from 6 July:

        • Minnis Bay Birchington,
        • Crispe Park Birchington,
        • Westgate Lymington Rec,
        • Dane Park Margate,
        • Northdown Park,
        • Viking Playground Cliftonville,
        • Pierremont Park Broadstairs,
        • Memorial Rec Broadstairs,
        • King George VI Park Ramsgate,
        • Ellington Park Ramsgate,
        • Courtstairs Play Area.

        Open from 24 August:

        • Birchington Recreation Ground
        • Garlinge Recreation Ground
        • Hartsdown
        • Tivoli 
        • St Peter’s Rec
        • Vincent Close
        • Jackey Bakers
        • Coleman Crescent
        • Newington
        • Warre Rec
        • Nethercourt
        • Cliffsend

        The remaining 10 play spaces will be opened up at a later date. Residents are urged to respect the rules and stay away from closed play equipment.


        Thanet has over 70 parks and open spaces, including areas such as recreation grounds, churchyards and memorial gardens.

        The Council provides over 30 play areas across Thanet, featuring play equipment for all ages.

        There are two skate park facilities based at Lymington Road, Westgate and the Warre Recreation Ground behind Ramsgate Fire Station.

        These Council owned areas of land are provided for the benefit and enjoyment of both residents and visitors.

        The Grounds maintenance team are responsible for the horticultural maintenance of a wide range of facilities, including the area’s parks and open spaces, churchyards, the crematorium and cemeteries, sports ground facilities and other land owned by the Council.

        Requests from people for improvements to existing play areas and for new sites are dealt with by this department. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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