The Town Council owns and maintains four play areas out of the eight play areas in Blandford Forum. The equipment in our play areas is aimed to teach and challenge young children. Listed below are the four Town Council owned play areas.
Langton Road Play Area
Langton Road Play Area was refurbished in March 2013 and due to the size of the site has equipment suitable for children up to 12 years old. There is also equipment suitable for disabled children.
Park Road Play Area
Park Road Play Area was refurbished in March 2013, and was partly funded by the Big Lottery Fund through Awards for All. The site has equipment that is suitable for children up to 6 years old. There is also equipment suitable for disabled children.
Larksmead Play Area
Larksmead Play Area was refurbished in 2008 and is suitable for children aged up to 6 years old. The Town Council’s Recreation & Amenities Committee has recently agreed to install a swing for disabled users at Larksmead play area and was installed in February 2013.
Persimmon Homes Development – Badbury Heights Play Areas
The Town Council has received the transfer of Phase 2 of Badbury Heights, which includes a play area known as a Local Equipped Area of Play (LEAP) on Balmer Road. This play area has now been installed at the beginning of June 2018.
Once Phases 3a and 3b are transferred, there will be another LEAP, two Local Area of Play, and a Neighbourhood Equipped Area of Play (NEAP)
Other Play Areas
There are five other play areas in Blandford Forum. The Milldown Play Area, owned and maintained by the Dorset Council and Hunt Road Play Area, owned and maintained by Signpost Housing Association, two play areas in Westbury Way owned and maintained by Persimmon Homes, and one play area in Diamond Way owned and maintained by a private management company.