King’s Field in Hampton Wick, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is an important asset for local people and visitors. The park has two tennis courts, football and cricket pitches, play equipment for children of all ages as well as a café and a skate park. We are the friends group that works with the Parks Department at Richmond Council to make improvements to the Park and its facilities.
The cafe was for many years a boarded up, a decaying parks pavilion with changing rooms. This building was transformed into a café during 2008 and the café is now Pistachios In The Park. The Park is well known for its skate park and children’s play area.
The King’s Field’s position next to Bushy Park and surrounded by avenues of trees already means that it has important value as a corridor for wildlife. The site’s proximity to the river is also significant. With its small patches of bramble and the 17 mature trees on-site food and shelter is provided for insects, birds and mammals.
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. The Friends vision is to develop the Park into the best adventure play park in South West London.
c/o Pistachios in the Park, King's Field, Church Grove Road,
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames