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Location of this activity service:
Hanwell parks - basketball court
Churchfields Recreation Ground is in the borough of Ealing in West London and lies next to Brent Lodge Park. It has three hard tennis courts and a basketball court (a multi use games area MUGA) which are all available to use by the public free, simply turn up and play!
Where is it?
Access: The end of Church Road, Hanwell, situated north of the Uxbridge Road.
Bus: E3 and E1 on Greenford Avenue, then 83, 92, 195, 207, 282, 427 and 607 with stops on the Uxbridge Road and Ealing Hospital
Train: Hanwell mainline
Parking: Limited within the car park at the end of Church Road, parking along Church Road - restricted during summer and weekends. Please check restrictions on site.
Bikes/on foot: The parks are accessible from the:
east via Church Road
south via footpath from Ealing hospital, under the Wharncliffe Viaduct
north, from the Ruislip Road at Greenford Bridge via public footpaths along the river
west from Greenford Road, via footpath through the West Middlesex Golf Course and crossing the River Brent by bridge.
Park opening and closing times
A minority of Ealing’s parks are closed to the public overnight. Our contractors visit to lock the gates in the evening and return to reopen them in the morning. The locking times change over the course of a year to reflect the changing times of dawn and dusk.
Opening times: From 7.30am
Closing times Vary throughout the year:
January and February - 5.30pm
March - 7pm
April - 8pm
May - 9pm
June July - 10pm
August - 9pm
September - 8pm
October - 7pm
November and December - 5.30pm
The official locking and unlocking times are usually shown on a sign near the parks entrances. However, the contractor locking the parks visits them in a sequence and therefore the actual locking time may be later by up to 90 minutes.
Never enter a park after the park’s closing time – even if the gates are still open. Although the locking contractor will attempt to ensure nobody is left in the park there is a risk that you may be accidentally locked in! If you do get locked in a park then ring the council's out of hours number.
Multi use games area
About the park
Located in the Brent River Park, Brent Lodge Park (BLP) and Churchfields is a sample of the countryside within the urban environment of Ealing. Bordered by the River Brent on the west and south, Brent Lodge Park is a favourite for families and those seeking tranquillity alike.
With modern playground facilities and the millennium maze for children, BLP and Churchfields also have extensive hay meadows, many veteran trees along the river as well as other grand trees making it a great place to spot wildlife in many forms.
Within the site there is a grade 2 listed stable block which is all that remains of the old manor house, which burned down in the 1930’s. The animal centre is also of great interest to many visitors.
Churchfields car park and BLP are subject to park opening and closing times while the animal centre has its own opening hours.
In 1973 the Brent River and Canal Society (BRCS) was formed to ensure the establishment of a linear park and improvements within the river corridor. They are still an active group who hold work days and walks.
Opens from Monday, 1 May 2017 12:00 AM to Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 12:00 AM