Play areas in the Vale


Play areas to start to re-open – please read the following information

We are carrying out a phased re-opening of the play areas in the Vale.  This means that we will only open a play area once safety checks have been carried out and we are happy that it is safe to use. 

Update 7 July

The following areas have been checked and reopened

ABINGDON:

Abbey Meadow, OX14 3JD

Long Furlong Open space, OX14 1XP

Peachcroft Park, OX14 2RR

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way OX14 5TB

Cotman Close, OX14 5NH

Sherwood Avenue, OX14 3NL

Tilsley Park, OX14 1PU

Hadland Road, OX14 3XW

Berrycroft Play Area, OX14 1JL

Crosslands Drive Recreation Ground, OX14 1JY

Tower Close, OX14 5US

BOTLEY

Fogwell open space OX2 9SF

CHILTON

Hill Piece OX11 OSX

MILTON HEIGHTS

Midwinter Gardens OX14 4XB

WANTAGE

All our Wantage play areas are open  - except for Smiths Wharf (It is awaiting repairs to damage to retaining wall. It will not open until repairs carried out).

FARINGDON

All our play areas in Faringdon have reopened too.

Please do not enter attempt to enter or use the equipment at sites that area closed

Important information to help you stay safe in our play areas

If you plan to visit a play area once it has re-opened, we ask that you follow these few simple instructions which we have introduced to reduce the risk of people transmitting COVID-19.

  • Please wash hands before and after your visit.
  • If the play area is busy, please come back when it’s quieter.
  • Only one adult per child in the play area at a time.
  • Please follow social distancing.

If you notice any issues with one of our play areas please report it by calling 01235 422404 or by emailing parks@southandvale.gov.uk.

To report anti-social behaviour – call the poilice 101.


These are play areas we are responsible for:

Abingdon

  • Abbey Meadow, OX14 3JD
  • Abingdon Skatepark, Audlett Drive OX14 3PJ
  • Appleford Drive, OX14 2BZ
  • Barrow Hills, Audlett Drive OX14 3YN
  • Berrycroft Play Area, OX14 1JL
  • Cotman Close, OX14 5NH
  • Crosslands Drive Recreation Ground, OX14 1JY
  • Hadland Road, OX14 3XW
  • Long Furlong Open space, OX14 1XP
  • Peachcroft Park, OX14 2RR
  • Sherwood Avenue, OX14 3NL
  • Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way OX14 5TB
  • Tilsley Park, OX14 1PU
  • Tower Close, OX14 5US

Botley

  • Fogwell Open Space, OX2 9SF

Chilton

  • Hill Piece, Chilton, OX11 0SX

Faringdon

  • Coleshill Drive, SN7 7FE
  • Marlborough Gardens, SN7 7DP
  • Pye Street Open Space, SN7 7AT
  • Volunteer Way, SN7 7YT
  • Faringdon Skatepark, Stanford Road SN7 7AQ
  • Folly View, Walker Drive, SN7 7FZ

Grove

Wolage Drive, OX12 9FD

Milton Heights

  • Midwinter Avenue, OX14 4XB
  • Stanford in the Vale
  • Forest Grove, SN7 8FA

Wantage

  • Hamfield, OX12 9RD
  • Humber Close, OX12 7DT
  • Larkdown, OX12 8HF
  • Mably Grove East, OX12 9XN
  • Mably Grove West, OX12 9XN
  • Manor Road Recreation Ground, OX12 8DW
  • Smiths Wharf, OX12 9GY
  • Stockham Park, OX12 9HG
  • Stockham Way, OX12 9BH
  • The Chestnuts Play Area, OX12 7DL
  • Whitehorns Farm Road, OX12 7HH

Last reviewed: 08 - 07 - 2020

Was this page helpful?YesNo