Play Parks Refurbishment

Moot Lane Play Park

Downton Parish Council are delighted to announce that the refurbishment of the Moot Lane Play Park is underway. This will include new items of equipment, such as a Double Zip-wire, Adventure Tower, Teqball table and Double Adventure Trail,  as well as the replacement or refurbishment of other items equipment.

Sunday 7th January (evening)

The Play Park will be closed.

Monday 8th January

Vita Play Ltd will be onsite for 4 to 5 weeks.
Their employees will be wearing the full correct PPE.
Noise will be kept to a minimum during this period (petrol driven motors will not be operated before 8am or after 5pm).
Thank you for your patience, co-operation, and understanding during this time.

Skate Park and Recreation Ground Field

These will remain open, as usual.

‘No Parking’

Parking on the small stretch of road directly outside the Moot Lane Recreation Ground will be reserved exclusively for Vita Play Ltd vehicles.

Grand Opening

Downton Parish Council hope that you have noticed that the play park in the Moot Lane recreation ground has made good progress (despite the rain!). We expect it to be completed very soon.

The play park will be available for use once the ground is not too muddy. We will be announcing a Grand Opening event to take place in the week before Easter, so please watch this space!


Memorial Gardens and Charlton All Saints Play Parks

The Memorial Gardens and Charlton All Saints Play Parks were sucessfully refurbished in October 2023. Please visit the parks to see all the new play equipment!


Grand Opening of the Memorial Gardens Play Park.

The Grand Opening of the newly refurbished playground in Downton Memorial Gardens took place on Friday 13th October at 3.30pm.

Special guest Lloyd Wallace, ably assisted by Elsie Smith, the winner of the Parish Council’s poster competition, cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony. Lloyd is a two time winter Olympian (2018 and 2022) who competes for Team GB in the Freestyle Aerials and he proved very popular with the children, who were excited to meet him.

Elsie, poster competition first prize winner   Lloyd Wallace with Elsie, poster competition first prize winner   Lloyd Wallace signing autographs

The new equipment was well and truly put to the test and received the thumbs up from all the children who attended.

Parish Council chair, Jane Brentor, thanked all the children who entered the poster competition (197 of them!) and congratulated both Elsie and the runners up: Effie, Lacey, Sienna, Toby and Trixie.

Downton Primary School association provided refreshments.

Parish Councillor Stephanie Jalland said: “Thank you to everyone who came, who braved the wet weather and the mud. Thanks to Lloyd for inspiring a sense of adventure – and also to the volunteer First Aiders, and to Tanya Renner who painted so many faces. It’s autumn, it’s wet – think how wonderful it will be in the sunshine with the grass grown… if you haven’t seen it yet, pop in.”