Playgrounds and play areas
On Saturday 4 July, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council will open some playgrounds and play areas with plans to have the remaining parks open on Monday 6 July.

Each play area will be inspected for safety and cleaned. Grass will be cut where needed.

New signs at entrances will advise visitors on social distancing measures and guidelines. Visitors are encouraged to “Think Twice” – if the park is busy, come back later. Consider limiting the length of your visit to the park so that more children are able to use the facilities.

Play areas should pose a low risk of infection as they have been closed for over 3 months. The main risk of infection is person-to-person contact and touch points in the play area while it is in use.

Please take hand sanitiser with you. Encourage children to use it regularly, and to wash their hands before arriving and when they return home.

BCP Council will continue to monitor infection rates across BCP with Public Health. Public playgrounds may need to close again if there are concerns about infection risks.

Play areas opening from Saturday 4 July
Below is a list of the play areas in Christchurch that will be open from Saturday 4 July. They aim to get the rest of the play areas open by Monday 6 July.

Barrack Road recreation ground
Highcliffe recreation (HIGH 5)
Mudeford Quay
Mudeford recreation ground
Mudeford Wood
Quomps play area
Watermans Adventure Park
Watermans Park toddler play area