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King's Field Richmond
Summary: King George V donated the site to the National Playing Fields Association in June 1927 for use by local children. It now houses the borough's first skateboard park following fund-raising by a keen group of local skaters, which opened in June 1998.
Previous / Other name: The King's Field
Site location: Church Grove, Hampton Wick
Postcode: KT1 4AE > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Date(s): 1927
Listed structures:
Borough: Richmond
Site ownership: LB Richmond
Site management: Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk. Skate park 10am-dusk, check website for current charge per session
Special conditions:
Facilities: Skate park (Access Pass required), tennis courts, playground, cricket/football pitches, café
Public transport: Rail: Teddington, Hampton. Bus: 281, 285, 465
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

The park is walled to the main Hampton Court Road, and to the north the boundary with Bushy Park (q.v.) consists of chain link fencing. There is a pavilion on the corner of Church Grove/Hampton Court Road.

Sources consulted:

LB Richmond Parks booklet
Grid ref: TQ173693
Size in hectares: 4.15
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Metropolitan Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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