North Sheen Recreation Ground

Dancer Road, Richmond, TW9 4LB

This park was originally part of an orchard belonging to the Popham Estate and was opened in June 1909. Extended in 1923, it now contains football pitches, a running track, two extensive playgrounds, a large dog-free grassed area and a pavilion set amongst trees and shrubs. The main attractions for children in the summer are the paddling pool and playground.

Features and facilities

  • Changing rooms
  • Football Pitch (full)
  • Play for 7 - 13
  • Play for over 13
  • Play for under 7
  • Refreshments
  • Paddling pool

Hire a community room

To hire the community room please email

Paddling pools

We aim to have our paddling pools open on good weather days* from the late May Bank Holiday until the end of the school summer holidays.

If glass, excessive dirt or other dangerous debris are present, the paddling pool will be closed immediately, drained off, offending objects removed and refilled as quickly as possible.

*Good weather is loosely defined as a “feels like” temperature of 20 degrees Celsius or above (taking wind strength into account) and with little chance of rain forecast for the nearest Met Office weather station.

Contact Parks Department

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Parks and Open Spaces Team

Civic Centre
44 York Street
Twickenham TW1 3BZ

Telephone: 020 8891 1411
Fax: 020 8891 7713

Updated: 13 December 2013