The Council provides approximately 455 hectares of parks and open spaces throughout the Borough for the benefit of residents and visitors, there are a number of Byelaws regarding the local parks. The main locations are:

Benfleet, Hadleigh, Thundersley

  • Arthur Stevens’ Fields, top of Limetree Avenue, Benfleet
  • Creekside Playing Fields, off Watlington Road, Benfleet
  • Hadleigh Castle Country Park, Castle Lane, Hadleigh
  • John H Burrows Recreation Ground, Daws Heath Road, Hadleigh
  • Little Common, Gt Burches Road, Thundersley
  • King George V Playing Fields, Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet
  • Memorial Ground, London Road, Hadleigh
  • Runnymede Paddocks, Kiln Road, Benfleet
  • South Benfleet Playing Fields, Brook Road, Benfleet
  • Swans Green Recreation Ground, Hart Road, Thundersley
  • Tarpots Recreation Ground, Church Road, Benfleet
  • The Crescent Recreation Ground, Crescent Road, Hadleigh
  • The Glen, off Kiln Road, Thundersley
  • Thundersley Common, Common Approach, Thundersley
  • Thundersley Common Recreation Ground, Common Lane, Thundersley
  • Villa Road Recreation Ground, Villa Road, Benfleet
  • Woodside Park, Manor Road, Benfleet

Canvey Island

  • Beveland Road Open Space, Beveland Road
  • Canvey Heights Country Park, off Creek Road
  • Canvey Lake, Denham Road
  • King George V Playing Fields, Blackthorne Road
  • Kismet Park, Weel Road
  • Labworth Recreation Ground, Furtherwick Road
  • Larup Avenue Open Space
  • Leigh Beck Recreation Ground, Park Lane
  • Long Road Recreation Ground
  • Smallgains Recreation Ground, Creek Road
  • Southwick Dyke, Link Road
  • Tewkes Creek Recreation Ground, Doverveldt Road
  • The Gun Site Recreation Ground, West Crescent
  • The Paddocks, Long Road
  • Paddocks Enclosed Playground, Long Road
  • Thorney Bay Open Space, Thorney Bay Road
  • Waterside Farm Recreation Ground, Somnes Avenue


The Council, via its Grounds Maintenance and Street Cleansing Contractor Pinnacle PSG, undertakes the horticultural maintenance and cleansing works of all parks and open spaces to keep them in a good standard. Pinnacle visit the sites regularly to carry out works such as:

  • Grass cutting (approximately 2-3 week cutting cycle weather permitting from March – October – the height of cut varies according to the type of area but general open spaces are cut to a height of between 10mm – 50mm)
  • Litter collection
  • Flower and shrub bed maintenance
  • Hedge cutting
  • Maintenance of playgrounds
  • Maintenance of bowling greens, cricket pitches and football pitches

All are maintained appropriately and standards of cleanliness and health and safety are achieved by regular inspection.

To report problems or other issues about the above sites please contact the Street Scene section: