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Date updated: 8/01/2024

In 2022, the Hampstead Heath Extension play area was transformed thanks to generous donations from the local community. Since then it has become a popular place for families to visit. 

Thanks to further generous donations from the local community, a four person see-saw and a platform for younger children are to be added to the play area in January 2024. We are no longer asking for donations for this project. 

Before it became a public open space, the Heath Extension was farmland known as Wyldes Farm and the area still retains this character with individual fields, hedges and boundary trees. The playground is situated in what was the 'Lower Wield Pightle Field' on the farm. This setting has informed the design and materials of the play area, which are in keeping with the natural aspect of the Heath Extension and its rich history.

The Hampstead Heath Extension is owned and maintained by the City of London Corporation and is part of Hampstead Heath, a registered charity (charity number 803392).