The Senior Playground is free outdoor facility located in the peaceful surroundings of Hyde Park.
The facility includes six pieces of exercise equipment to help users improve core strength, flexibility and balance. Equipment has been selected to ensure that a high level of accessibility, ease of use and enjoyment can be ensured for all users.
The playground has been especially designed for older people to enjoy and is not suitable for use by people under the age of 15 years.
It is located within the Hyde Park Bowls and Tennis Centre enclosure (adjacent to the junction of South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive road).
The nearest tube stations are: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line), about a 10-15 minute walk; Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line) and Lancaster Gate (Central line) are both about a 20min walk.
9am - 9pm - April to September
10am-4pm - October to March
During 2008/09, The Royal Parks was approached by the Knightsbridge Association to provide an Older People's Play Area in Hyde Park, funded by Westminster City Council's neighbourhood budget scheme for Knightsbridge and Belgravia via residents and the Knightsbridge Association.
The Royal Parks commissioned a feasibility study (PDF 546.51kB) to explore the idea further and consulted with a number of local and special interest groups.
Similar projects have been successfully installed at Dam Head Park (Manchester), Heathfield Recreation Ground (Whitton) and Hampton Common (Richmond).