Ringwood has a number of places for youth activities:
The new 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
The new youth facility ‘The Place’ was officially opened in February 2016 by the Leader of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Roy Perry, who secured a grant of £400,000 towards the £540,000 total cost of the building. 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 a safe place for young people, and to enable them to access the support they may need, which includes providing resources, information, training and advice.
There is a TV, Xbox, Pool Table, board games and sports equipment, as well as a fully equipped kitchen including a pizza oven, slush machine, and panini grill.
Current opening hours for young people to drop-in are:
Mondays 3.30pm to 8.45pm
Wednesdays 3.30pm to 8.45pm
Fridays 8.00pm to 10.15pm
Opening times may vary during school holidays.
The facility can be hired by youth groups and those working with young people.
For further information, please contact Jenny Critchlow, Youth Coordinator
Tel: 01425 501309