Bollington Recreation Ground

Located in the centre of Bollington bounded by Adlington Road and Palmerston Street and within the conservation area, the Recreation Ground and its neighbouring play area and Skate Park, also off Adlington Road, provide a broad range of recreational facilities in a fantastic setting.

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.

The site’s main focus is sport, with league football games throughout the winter season, extensive cricket use by the Bollington Cricket Club formed in the 1880’s and regular bowls matches during the summer months.

There are also two tennis courts which can be used free of charge.

The site has hosted many major sporting and celebratory events attracting large crowds as well as smaller activities and events on the site. The Bollington Festival  is based here every 4 or 5 years with the most recent being in 2019.

Key community facilities including the Middlewood Way - a 10 mile/16km traffic free route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, Macclesfield Canal, and the extensive Public Rights Of Way (PROW) network around Bollington are adjacent to the site. The Bollington Arts Centre, public library, Civic Hall and Town Council offices are all in close proximity, as are local shops, the Coronation play area and Memorial garden.

The Recreation Ground covers an area of 3.3 hectares, has good pedestrian access and the main Bollington/Macclesfield Bus stops nearby. 

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

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 (click the logo for more information about Green Flag Awards).

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 (who maintain the venue) work with the group, which meets several times during the year. To keep up to date with the latest from FOBR please like their Facebook Page 


If you would like to know more about the history

of the Recreation Ground 

please click on the photograph left.




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