Ringwood Town Council

Sports & Recreation

Ringwood offers a number of bookable sports pitches, courts, bowling green, cricket ground, skatepark and children’s play areas. This section provides details along with links to other local sports facilities.


Football pitches are available to hire at Long Lane, Upper Kingston.

Please contact the office for further information.

Conditions of Hire of Football Pitches 

Football Pitch Fees  from 1 April 2021

  • Pitch 1 - 1 x Senior pitch
  • Pitch 2 - 1 x Junior pitch
  • Pitch 3 - 1 x 9 v 9 pitch
  • Pitches 4, 5, & 6 - 3 mini pitches
  • Pitch 9 – 1 x 5 v 5 pitch
  • Pitch 7 – 1 x Senior pitch
  • Pitch 8 – 1 x Junior Pitch
  • More information about Ringwood Town Football Club can be found here


The Town’s cricket pitch is located at Carvers Recreation Ground.

Bookings may be made through the office.

Ringwood Cricket Club contact details email gouldadds@aol.com phone Sarah on 07736645598 or Mark on 07999915981


Hard surface tennis courts with floodlights are located at Carvers Recreation Ground and available to hire – book through:

Ringwood Health and Leisure
Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1PX
Tel: 023 8200 0299 - for bookings and enquiries
Ringwood Health & Leisure (freedom-leisure.co.uk)

Email: ringwood@freedom-leisure.co.uk


There is a bowling green at Carvers Recreation Ground.

Please contact Ringwood Bowling Club www.ringwoodbowlingclub.co.uk/contact


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


Call Ringwood Town Council On 01425 473883

or visit our offices at Ringwood Gateway

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