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Play areas

Play areas

Chesterfield Borough Council's parks and open spaces are equipped with a variety of play equipment, multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and skate parks. The play areas can be classified into two different types, largely based on the size of the play area, the amount or type of equipment within and the size of the catchment area that it serves.

A local area for play (LAP) is the smaller area of open space, specifically designated and primarily laid our for very young children to play close to where they live.

A local equipped area for play (LEAP) is an area of open space specifically designated and laid out with features including equipment for children who are beginning to go out and play independently close to where they live.

Guidance has been produced regarding kids play with two main sources of information: Fields in Trust (FIT), formally NPFA, and Play England.

MUGAs and skate parks

Brearley Park, New Whittington (MUGA and skate park)
Loundsley Green, Pennine Way (skate park)
Stand Road (MUGA and skate park)
Wain Avenue, off Piccadilly Road (MUGA)


Bradgate Croft, Hasland 
Coupland Close, New Whittington 
Cropston Close, off Storfoth Lane 
Foxbrook Court, Walton 
Foxbrook Drive, Walton 
Knighton Close, off Storforth Lane, Hasland 
Mallory Close, off Sheffield Road 
No. 12 Kirby Close, Hasland 
No. 12 Oadby Drive, Hasland 
No. 9 Oadby Drive, Hasland 
Parkside View, Upper Newbold 
Silverwell, Middlecroft 
Staunton Close, off Derby Road 
Wain Avenue, off Piccadilly Road 
Westwood, off Bamford Road


Badgers Recreation Ground, off Brockwell Lane
Barnes Road, Hady Lane
Belmont Road, Staveley
Brushfield Recreation Ground, Holme Hall
Canal Wharf Play Area, Hazelhurst Lane, Stonegravels
Carsington Way, Holme Hall
Chester Street
Circular Road, Middlecroft,
Damon Drive, Peterdale, Brimington
Devonshire Avenue, New Whittington
Duckmanton Adventure Play Area, Poolsbrook Road
Durley Chine, Hasland
Eastwood Park – Junior Area, Hasland
Eastwood Park – Toddler Area, Hasland
Edinburgh Road
Hady Hill, Spital
Harcourt Close, off Storforth Lane, Hasland
Harehill Road, Grangewood
Hartington Road, Staveley
Hassop Road, Staveley (New 2011)
Hazel Drive, Walton Drive
Heathervale Road, Hasland
Heywood Street, Brimington
Highfield Play Area
Hilltop Play Area, Old Whittington
Holland Road, Whittington Hill
Holmebrook Valley Park 1
Holmebrook Valley Park 2
Holmebrook Valley Park, Linacre Road (New 2011)
Holmebrook Valley Park, Pavilion (2012)
Inkersall Green (New Site for 2010)
King George Play Area, Staveley
Kirkstone Road, Dunston
Langer Lane, Birdholme
Langtree Avenue, Old Whittington
Larks Rise, Brimington
Lockoford Lane, Tapton
Manor Road, Brimington
Pearsons Recreation Ground, Old Hall Road, Brampton
Poolsbrook 1, Cottage Close
Poolsbrook 2, Cottage Close
Poolsbrook Country Park (Additional play 2011)
Priestfield Gardens, Upper Newbold
Princess Street, Brimington
Private Drive, Hollingwood
Queens Park – Junior Area
Queens Park – Toddler Area
Ringwood Park
Sheldon Road, Holme Hall
Somersall Park, Somersall Lane
Spital Lane
St Davids Rise, Walton
Stanford Way, Walton
Stanford Way, Walton
Station Road, Barrow Hill
Station Road, Brimington
Tapton Park
Thirlmere Road, Upper Newbold
Wasp Nest Play Area, Rockingham Drive, Ashgate Road (Additional play 2012)
Wensley Way, Middlecroft (No longer in use but may require checking.)
West Crescent, Duckmanton
Wickins Play Area, Mastin

Last updated on 07 March 2016