London Borough of Barnet

Play areas

The London Borough of Barnet has over 40 play areas across its parks and open spaces. Play areas are organised by age suitability below:

Improving Play Areas

In Barnet we're always looking for ways to improve, refurbish or reinstate our play areas so that they can be enjoyed to their full potential by all. Below is a list of improvement projects that have recently been completed.



Project Status

Lyttelton Playing Fields

This community led project began in 2010 with the first phase ending in 2011.

The project was led by members of the local community who have turned a previously underused children’s play area into an imaginative and popular space.

The site has new surfacing, benches, bins and 19 new play elements. Members of the community group have also installed amphitheatre style stone seating.

These improvements have raised the profile of the site as well as the number of visitors.

Completed and open for use.

Princes Park

Summer 2012 saw a new play area created in Princes Park to replace the previous play area.

Princes Park is a highly popular site and the new features of the park address all age groups. Changes to the site include nine new play elements, a netball hoop and a football goal.

The Princes Park play area has been transformed with the old wooden multi play unit replaced with a newer version by popular demand.

The park experience has been greatly enhanced for users and the new surfacing reduces the impact of boggy sections.

The local community took a great interest in the project, attending consultation days in the park. This active role was pivotal in creating an area fit for the needs of its users.

Completed and open for use.

Brookside Walk

In 2011, as part of the Dollis Valley Greenwalk project a new play area was installed within the open space of Brookside Walk.

This site adds value to a previously under used section of land situated next to the iconic Dollis Brook. The Brookside Walk play area is a unique and attractive play space with a balance of natural and formal play.

A total of 11 new play items were installed and the innovative design makes use of the sites landscape, implementing tunnels and verges into existing terrain.

Completed and open for use.

Edgwarebury Park

A new children’s play area was installed in Edgwarebury Park to improve the existing facilities. The council consulted the local community to identify priorities for the space, before deciding on a design. The new play space has seven new items.

Time invested in resurfacing the play area, improving boundary fencing and adding new seating created a more welcoming space for both children and their parents and guardians.

Completed and open for use.

Parks Team

Building 9, Mill Hill Depot, Bittacy Hill, London, NW7 1BL

Tel: 020 8359 4600