Play sites


Thurrock has over 70 playgrounds and recreation grounds that are free for all to use.

Much of the equipment in our play spaces is designed to be used by children of all abilities. Grays Beach Riverside Park and Dilkes Park has equipment designed specifically for wheelchair users.

We have outdoor gyms that are free to use 365 days a year.

The features of our largest playgrounds are listed below.

Park Features
Bulphan Park, Church Road, Bulphan, Upminster, RM14 3RT Multi-use games area, small formal play area, natural play area
Dilkes Park, Foyle Drive, South Ockendon, RM15 5LT Large play area for various ages
Grays Beach Riverside Park, Thames Road, Grays, RM17 6JP Large sand pit, ball court and skate ramps
Grays Town Park, Park Road, Grays RM17 6RB A tennis court, ball court and play equipment for various ages
Gobions Park, Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8SB Large play area for various ages, including skate, ball court and street pool
High House, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, RM19 1RJ Ball court and equipment for all ages – toilets and cafe available within the Royal Opera House, High House Production Park
Nutberry Playing Fields, Long Lane, Grays, RM16 2PJ Landscaped area with a good range of equipment, including a sandpit
West Thurrock Memorial Ground1, Hilltop Road, West Thurrock, RM20 3BS Tennis courts, ball court, outdoor gym, street snooker, teenage play zone and playground

The play sites are checked weekly. If you find play equipment is broken or damaged, you can report it to us using the form below.

Report broken or damaged play equipment