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.

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

Room Hire

Advance booking two weeks in advance 2018/19 

Main Hall £15.00 per hour
Small Meeting Room / Medical Room £10 per hour
Games Equipment £5 per session
Tables & Chairs £5 per session

Late booking less than 2 weeks in advance

Main Hall £20 per hour
Small Meeting Room / Medical Room £15 per hour
Games Equipment £10 per session
Extra Tables/Chairs (up to 20 chairs) £10 per session

N.B. Each room has existing chairs and tables. The above prices are where additional tables and chairs are requested.

All prices are subject to VAT


Block Booking Policy

Block booking may attract a discount on the above rates, subject to agreement with the manager of the Place.

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