The Place

The Place

The Place is a purpose built Youth & Community Centre which was officially opened by the Leader of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Roy Perry, in February 2016.

The Place is situated adjacent to the skate park at Carvers Recreation Ground, Southampton Road, Ringwood, BH24 1JD.

The primary aim of The Place is to offer young people a safe place to be.

To support them in their transitions to adulthood offering support and a place for them to access information, recreation, and a chance to get involved in developing a service and provision for the community.

The Place offers a variety of equipment for young people including some sports equipment, table tennis, board games, TV etc.

Current opening hours for young people are –

Tuesday 4:30pm – 8:45pm

Wednesday 4:30pm – 8:45pm

Friday 8:00pm – 10:15pm

Opening times may vary during school holidays.

We now have a youth café open to the community which is operating from 10:30am until 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

This is a new project which may be subject to changing times of opening as we adjust to local and seasonal need.

The Place is available for hire by groups working with young people or for children’s parties by arrangement. (Fees - PDF)

For further information please contact Jenny Critchlow Youth Co-Ordinator on 01425 501309

Skate Park


The concrete Skate Park, constructed by Maverick Industries, was opened in February 2016 and is located on Carvers Recreation Ground in Southampton Road (BH24 1JD).

The young people of the town raised over £3,000 towards the park, which cost a total of £150,000.  They played a big part in choosing the final design and will be recruiting a ‘Maintenance Crew’ to keep it clear for users and demonstrate their commitment to the project.


A Skate Jam was held on 23 April 2016 to celebrate the official opening of the new Skate Park.  A video of the event, with aerial filming by a drone, has been produced by Simon Wythe of Desire RC Ltd