The Friends of Hatherop Park are pleased to announce that the new play road and other designs are now installed.


The play road was completed on Friday 20 Sep 2013 and officially opened by the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames ably assisted by local school children on Friday 18 Oct 2013 - there are some pictures of this event on our Home page


The pictures below can only give you an idea of what the scheme looks like - why not visit soon with your children?  Encourage them to bring their bikes and scooters so they can learn about road safety whilst having fun at the same time.  

Any comments or questions about this scheme should be addressed to: 


John Everitt, Safety Education Officer (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames)


Tel: 020 8487 5132


Hatherop Park play road design

Arnie and Gareth - our play road installers

The original design for the play road 


Arnie and Gareth of Creative Play - our two excellent

installers who travelled from Burnley in Lancashire. 

They were working for two days in Hatherop Park.

Play Road STOP LOOK LISTEN Play Road young cyclist

Practise STOP - LOOK - LISTEN!

with your children

Never too young to learn the rules of the road

whilst having lots of fun

 Play road east of pavilion  Play road west of pavilion
 One side of the play road   The other side of the play road
 Play road Give Way junction  Stop Look Listen
 Just like the real thing! An important reminder for young children
 Play compass  Play snail

The compass marks the start of the play road -

which direction is home?

 This snail will help them with the alphabet!
 Play hopscotch rocket  Play snake
 Blast off!  This friendly snake will help with their maths!