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Public open spaces and play

Play is fundamental to children's healthy development. Access to open space for play and exercise is vital for us all. Surrey has over 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres) of publicly accessible open space and 398 formal play areas.

Where are my local play spaces?

Click on the links below to find play spaces in your area (on the district or borough website).

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Playbuilder in Surrey

Between April 2009 and March 2011 the government part-funded the installation of 25 play areas in Surrey through a Playbuilder grant. The sites were set up and are managed by the borough and district councils across Surrey. You can download the Playbuilder project summary report from the bottom of this page.

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Guidance for planning and highways officers about creating communities where there is good access to open space for play

You may find the following guidance useful (clicking on the links below will take you to external websites).

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Help for people wanting to create new spaces for play in their communities

You may find the following guidance useful (clicking on the links below will take you to external websites).

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Research about the importance of outdoor play

You may find the following guidance useful (clicking on the links below will take you to external websites).

Files available to download

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