Both Ringwould and Kingsdown are furnished with a recreation ground and play equipment. The Parish Council has a contracted regular maintenance schedule for both these areas and other areas of Parish Council owned land, including the green or what was once known as ‘the pond’ in Ringwould.
All play equipment is inspected weekly via a rota of voluntary Parish Councillors. Completed weekly Inspection Sheets are received by our Clerk and actioned where necessary. RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) is employed each year by the Parish Council to provide an annual inspection and report of recreation grounds and play areas.
Ringwould Recreation Ground and Play Areas
Both these facilities can be found off Queens Rise. The large recreation ground and play areas are located in separate areas. The two play areas are opposite to each other on Queens Rise and the play equipment caters for a wide range of age groups and interests.
The recreation ground located off Queens Rise via a small path is a large safe area equipped with two goals, and is very suitable for many types of ball games or to enjoy a picnic – weather permitting!
In addition, sited between Front Street and Hangman’s Lane is the charming village green surrounded mainly by a number of period houses.
Kingsdown Recreation Ground and Play Areas
The large recreation ground in Kingsdown is also equipped with a young children play area, a Multi-Use Game Area, and two goal posts. Access to the recreation ground is via a footpath entrance on Glen Road, near to the Primary School.
A charity known as Friends of Kingsdown Play Park (FKPP) was formed in 2015 and the Parish Council are pleased to fully support their initiative to provide fundraising for new play equipment within Kingsdown recreation ground. Phase I of the project opened on Friday 12th May 2017. For up to date information on plans and progress of this project please visit FKPP website or their Facebook page.
Kingsdown recreation ground is open on one side to open countryside and provides another safe environment for ball games and family picnics.