All our play areas are open to the public; Jubilee Lake, Woodshaw, Showfield, Poetsfield, New Road and Otter Way. We would strongly urge visitors to the play parks to read and adhere to rules posted to ensure everyones safety.
Please note that the play equipment at Old Court play area has been updated, please click for more information.
Accessing green space and exercise; the Government regularly updates its guidance on accessing green spaces and undertaking exercise safely so please keep checking the link for the latest advice.
The latest guidance includes an updated list of what the public can now do, as well as a reminder to respect other people.
The grounds maintenance team are still working, we kindly ask residents to respect staff whilst they work in the parks and observe social distancing.
We thank all for your support during these unprecedented times. Stay safe.
Royal Wootton Bassett has 7 children’s play parks which are owned and maintained by the Town Council. All parks differ in the type of equipment they offer to suit various age ranges. The town’s junior schools were involved in the design for the signs for the play areas and even the choice of equipment for some of our parks. Most play parks have CCTV coverage.
We are pleased to announce that we are beginning to install accessible play equipment, starting with Old Court Toddler Park and Otter Way Play Park. We hope that they are enjoyed and greatly used.
Every year the play parks are inspected by ROSPA to ensure the parks are safe and maintained to the highest standard. Our grounds team visit the play parks twice a week to inspect the equipment and more so during busy periods, particularly during the summertime and school holidays.
Litter, unfortunately and in particular during the busy summer periods, seems to be coming a more challenging problem and we would encourage users of the park to use the litter bins provided. Dogs are welcome at the parks, however please ensure they do not enter the gated areas for children safety. Please ensure all fouling is picked up and disposed off correctly. Dog poo can be put into the litter bins.