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Branksome Recreation Ground

Branksome Recreation Ground logo

A large, open field with a play area and sports pitches for hire.

This recreation ground is licensed to hire for outdoor events.

There is a car park on site and limited parking on roads nearby.

You can reach this recreation ground from Playfields Drive, Recreation Road or Alder Road.

Dogs are allowed in the recreation ground, except within the fenced play area.

The ground has disabled toilets, showers and changing rooms.

There’s a children's play area with:

  • a 3-metre-high climbing wall with spider's web climbing net
  • early learning games painted on the ground for younger children
  • junior swings and cradle swings
  • climbing frame with high slide and hang bars
  • raft springer see-saw
  • bowl spinner
  • toadstool seat
  • wizard multiplay climbing frame
  • flymobile overhead spinner
  • running for gold balance trail leading into a natural play trail with logs, bridges and rocks
  • three-bay swing with four flat seats and one basket swing
  • swirl inclusive roundabout
  • red seat simulator roundabout
  • pixie springie
  • streetboard springie
  • cockerel three-way springie.

Sport and exercise

The recreation ground has:

  • three 11-a-side football pitches (F1, F2 and F3)
  • 1 artificial wicket (C1)
  • 1 grass wicket (C1)
  • free use of cricket nets in season
  • outdoor gym equipment.
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Venue/Contact Details
Branksome Recreation Ground
Recreation Road
BH12 2EB
Area coverage
BCP Area
See Journey Planner on right hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
  • Toilet Available
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The park is an open facility but the play area and facilities may shut at dusk, please visit the website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Branksome Recreation Ground is free to use.
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