Located in the centre of Bollington bounded by Adlington Road and Palmerston Street the Recreation Ground and its neighbouring play area and skate park provide a broad range of recreational facilities in a fantastic setting. There is a small free car park on site. The post code is SK10 5JT
Beautiful woodland and mature trees surround the park and glimpses of Bollington’s industrial heritage are all around, including the imposing chimney of Clarence Mill which dominates the skyline and provides a strong landmark. This very attractive park has wide-open space as well as more intimate areas and a woodland walk alongside the River Dean.
The park is a much-loved facility, usually referred to as The Rec, in which to stroll or sit and enjoy the setting.
Cricket, football, bowls and tennis all take place at the Rec. Cheshire East Council own the ground and Ansa maintain it on their behalf. All enquiries about the use of the ground should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org The Recreation Ground has been awarded Green Flag status for several successive years. This recognises the range and quality of its facilities and the care with which they are maintained
Friends of Bollington Recreation Ground is a voluntary group whose aim is to protect and improve the ground for current and future generations. Local Councillors and representatives from Cheshire East Council and Ansa work with the group. To keep up to date with the latest from FOBR please like the Friends of the Rec Facebook Page.
Adlington Road Play Area and Skate Park
On the other side of the road from the Rec is Adlington Road Play Area (SK10 5JT) and consists of a car park (which also serves the Middlewood Way), toilets, a junior play area, kick about pitch and a skate park.
The skate park project was delivered in 2012 by a partnership of Bollington Town Council, Cheshire East Council and local experts headed up by Mark Pinches. It was designed and built Wheelscape and you can view the Wheelscape gallery of pictures of the opening. The collage on the right is produced from pictures taken by Local Photographer – Gabriela Boczkowska in preparation for her end of year 2015 photography show in Macclesfield and depicts talented young skaters refining their skills.
Coronation Gardens Play Area
Bollington Urban District Council laid out a special garden to commemorate the Coronation on June 2nd 1953 of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The gardens are now known as Coronation Gardens and they are reserved for the enjoyment of young children, their parents and carers. They were upgraded in 2013 to mark the diamond jubilee and there was a re-opening ceremony on June 2nd.
They can be be found on Palmerston Street SK10 5PW and contain play equipment aimed at younger children. There is no dedicated parking although limited on street parking is available.
Bollington‘s War Memorial was installed in a newly constructed garden in 1920 and listed those lost in WWI. Further inscriptions were added following WW2 but some names were missed. These names could not be satisfactorily added to the stone, and so it was decided to build two new pillars facing the cross and inscribe the names of all those Bollington and Kerridge men who gave their lives in the service of the nation upon them. These were dedicated in a full ceremony on 11th October 2015.
Today the gardens which are managed by Ansa on behalf of Cheshire East Council, provide a peaceful setting to stroll or sit awhile on one of the benches. They also provide the focus for acts of Remembrance which are always well attended by the local community. The gardens can be found between Palmerston Street and Water Street. SK10 5PW
Bollington Cross Playing Fields
There is a large complex of playing fields up at Bollington Cross, situated between Ovenhouse lane, SK10 5EY and Heath Road, SK10 5EX. Commonly known as the “Atax Field” and accessed from Ovenhouse Lane is the home of Bollington United Football Club, consisting of parking, pitches and a Multi-Use Games area (MUGA). Much of what you see here is the culmination of a very long-standing project, known as the Bollington Cross Youth Project and delivered by representatives from the Town Council, Bollington Health & Leisure, Bollington United Junior Football Club and business and community volunteers.
Accessed from Heath Road, just a short distance away and side by side with the Atax Field stands Bollington Health and Leisure. The swimming pool is open for public swimming and there is also a fully equipped gym and health spa.
Behind the Leisure Centre sits another full sized football pitch and a small play area.