New adventures in Pooley Green and Hythe Park

The first images of new play equipment for two play parks in Egham have been revealed by Runnymede Borough Council, as part of its £1m investment programme in upgrading play spaces for children.

Hythe Park

Pooley Green

Children and young people in Egham Hythe will soon be able to explore and enjoy new play park facilities at Pooley Green and Hythe Park. Much of the old and well used equipment will be removed to make way for updated equipment for today’s children to have adventures on and make memories.

Due to be completed by spring 2024, the toddler play area at Pooley Green, and the junior play area at Hythe Park will be updated with a wide range of equipment so children of every age, stage, and physical ability can have fun. So, whether it’s to spin, slide, climb or balance there is something for everyone. The design for Pooley Green will feature a frog theme giving a nod to history when the area was known as ‘Froggy Island’ due to vast number of frogs seen!

To ensure the environment is considered all old equipment removed will be recycled where possible, and for the new installation all wood will be sustainably sourced, and equipment made of as much renewable or recycled materials as possible.

Cllr Chris Howorth, Chair of Runnymede Borough Council’s Community Services Committee said:

The designs for these playgrounds will breathe new life back in to these valuable and much loved spaces, and create a sense of community pride. It is so important we provide freely accessible and fun spaces that encourage children to run, explore and learn, whilst developing social skills and friendships.


We announced back in October that over £1 million funding had been approved for play areas Hythe Park and Pooley Green are the first two parks to be replaced and we will soon announce further play areas in the borough that will get a refit.


The work is a prime example of our Health and Wellbeing Strategy in action. We set out to create an environment which promotes good health and bringing in new play equipment should encourage more young people to make use of it, keeping themselves healthy and active.

To carry out works play areas will have to be closed for a period. When known, dates and times will be publicised on social media and posters within parks.

Published: 5 February 2024