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Open Spaces

East Grinstead has a wealth of parks and green open spaces.

Report A Fault

If you notice a problem– such as faulty equipment or broken glass please email

We welcome responsible dog owners in our open spaces, but please pick up your waste and deposit in the waste bins. Dogs are not allowed in the children’s play areas.

Turners Hill Road Recreational Ground

This 2-acre recreation ground, located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is traditionally maintained and an oasis of calm yet less than half a mile from the built area of East Grinstead. It is an ideal site for sitting, walking and kite flying.


Turners Hill Road
East Grinstead
RH19 4LX


There is no parking

East Court

East Court Estate

Although the majority of the open space and woodland is managed by Mid Sussex District Council, the East Grinstead Town Council owns and manages three acres of gardens immediately surrounding East Court Mansion including the two terrace gardens.


College Lane
East Grinstead
RH19 3LS

Nearest Parking

There are marked bays for users of the playground along the drive for a maximum of 3 hours or if you are here to enjoy the playing fields and woodland then there is ample parking in the lower car park.

Features & Facilities

  • Formal Gardens
  • Ample Seating to enjoy the view
  • Garden of Remembrance and War Memorial
  • Meridian Line Marker
  • Millennium Stone
  • Millennium Beacon
  • Girlguiding Centenary Nature Trail
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Public Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessibility to pathed areas
  • Tennis courts run by Estcots Tennis Club

Trees around the park gives much needed shade.

Additional Facilities

The East Court Estate playing fields and Ashplats Wood are managed by Mid Sussex District Council.

Features & Facilities

Dog Code

Dog walkers, as regular park users, help look after our open spaces by reporting any problems or damage in the park, collecting litter and help improve safety.

The number of dogs one person can take onto Council owned Nature Reserves or selected large parks is restricted to six.

Report a found or a lost dog


  • Always pick up after your dog. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep the environment clean and tidy for all park users.
  • Respect other park users.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead whilst in the Garden of Remembrance and the East Court Terraced Gardens.
  • Be aware of what your dog is doing all of the time.
  • Never let your dog damage trees shrubs, flower beds or other park features. Council maintenance teams and Volunteers spend a lot of time and money making East Court a beautiful place to be.
  • Ensure your dog is under close control when approaching the drive and car parks.