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.

During November and December 2017, evening sessions for young people will be held at The Place on the following dates:

Tuesday 14th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 15th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Friday 17th - 8.00pm to 10.15pm

All sessions from 21st November to 20th December will be between 6.00pm and 8.45pm

Tuesday 21st - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 22nd - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 29th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm

Tuesday 5th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Tuesday 12th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 13th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Tuesday 19th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm
Wednesday 20th - 6.00pm to 8.45pm

Opening times may vary during school holidays.

The youth café at The Place will close on 30th November for the Winter

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 e-mail

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