Amenities

The Recreation Ground includes the following amenities:

  • Children's playground
  • Skateboard mini-ramp
  • Basketball hoop
  • Full size football pitch
  • Mini football pitch

We hope to install new play equipment, skate park equipment, adult fitness equipment and picnic tables before April 2022. 

On Monday 28 June 2021 we uploaded a tender for play equipment suppliers to the Contracts Finder on the government website. After the Summer, we will choose the best proposal.

Have a look at the type of equipment available from our list of playground, skate park and adult fitness equipment suppliers.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact the clerk or one of the councillors on the Recreation Ground Committee.

A hidden secret: the river Bulbourne running at the far side of the Recreation Ground in April 2020

The Grand Union Canal takes water from the river to replace water lost when locks are opened and closed. At busy times the rivers runs nearly dry but in very wet years or quiet years like 2020 the river returns. This photo taken after weeks of rain and when the canals were locked down shows the river at its most beautiful.

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The Bulbourne River, fed from a groundwater aquifer, is one of only 210 chalk streams in the world, 160 of which are in England. It stretches seven miles from Cow Roast to Apsley where it meets the River Gade. The abundance of insects in a pristine chalk stream provides food for fish species, such as brown trout, brook lamprey and bullhead and the well vegetated banks and channels provide fish with shelter from predators. Chalk streams also have characteristic plant communities such as water crowfoot and starworts, watercress and lesser water parsnip along the margins. These plants and the crystal clear waters make chalk streams some of the most beautiful and iconic of all our rivers.

Path leading to Dudswell Lane (Donkey) Field

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