Stallards Skateboard Park
The youth of Trowbridge daily benefit from Stallards Skateboard Park which has proved to be one of the largest and most successful projects within this department to date. We believe it also greatly enhances the leisure facilities in the town.
This facility is regulary maintained and inspected by the Direct Services Team. On occasions, the park itself hosts events co-ordinated by various organisations for displays and even tutoring. It is very rare to see this facility empty, often enjoying thirty plus users at times.
It is hoped that one day the skate park can be extended and shelters added as requested by its keen users.
If you are interested in hosting an event at the skate park (subject to meeting set requirements), please contact the Direct Services team on 01225 765072.
Grove Recreation Area
Located on the College Estate off Bradley Road in Trowbridge is a small recreational area known to local residents as "Chapmens Field". This
consists of an open area complete with a junior size football pitch, a "Five-a-Side" hard court area complete with basketball hoops and a play area for under 5s.
£18,000 was spent on this area in 2008 to enhance the play area and to encourage more interactive physical activity for children. This includes a trim trail, play tower with slide and a four way rocking horse with all purpose weather surfacing offering all year round play. Acknowledged by the local residents' association, this investment fulfils the needs of local play provision.
Direct Services carry out monthly inspections and keep this area maintained to its highest standard. The area itself is also available to host small events with permission from Trowbridge Town Council. Please contact the Direct Services team for more information.
Studley Recreation Area
Studley Recreation Area is located on the outskirts of the town, heading toward Wingfield. The site consists of a play area which has 2 football pitches, a fenced hard court and a dirt track BMX circuit, for the youth who like to get dirty perfoming the stunts and tricks associated with BMX!
The pitches are leased to Trowbridge Wanderers football club who, during season can have up to 300 youth, aiming to be the next Lionel Messi! Information about their club can be found here
Trowbridge Town Council are also responsible for the hard court "five-a-side" areas located within the school grounds of Walwayne School and Longmeadow School. These facilities are available for public use outside school hours, who have priority during school hours.
Another small under 8s play area, located off Regents Place on Studley Green, is also looked after by the Direct Services team. This year the Studley Area Residents' Association, with joint funding from Wiltshire Council and the Town Council facilitated the installation of a new "Trim Trail". The enhancement of this site has seen a decrease in anti-social behaviour and an increase in young persons using the site.