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Recreation Ground

A park in the centre of town with amenities for all ages: a Play Park for children, a skate park for teenagers, adult outdoor gym equipment, four all-weather tennis courts, basketball court, indoor and outdoor bowling greens and the Performance Pavilion. The indoor and outdoor bowling greens each have their own pavilion and social facilities. The Outdoor Bowling Club has two full size greens with two rinks available at all times for members of the public. The Indoor Bowling Club also has two rinks available that non-members may use.


The War Memorial Recreation Ground, with places to sit and reflect as well as be active, has newly opened Public Toilets close to Old Milton Road.


New Milton’s Town Centre shops and cafes are adjacent and the train station is just a short walk away.


To book a tennis court, visit the Town Hall or call 01425 619120.    




Booking an event on the Recreation Ground


This site has a Premises Licence, granted in 2013, which permits the sale of alcohol, outdoor performances and other activities without the need for a Temporary Event Notice from New Forest District Council.


Step 1: Email our Amenities Committee with a date and outline of your intended event. This will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting.  Click here


Step 2: If you receive agreement: Complete the application form which must be received at the Town Council offices no later than six weeks prior to the event date. 


There are a number of documents below which are to inform your event planning. The documents cover a variety of event types so some sections may not be relevant to yours.


Access keys will only become available for the event if all documentation has been received in good time.


If you wish to have a bar, we will supply the relevant log books and Challenge 25 signage.


A Hotline mobile phone is issued with the keys.


As trustee of the land and licence holder, we will have a representative spot check at each event to ensure safe and responsible management.


Depending on the nature of your event, you will also need to apply for a Street Collections permit from NFDC by clicking here as the site has open access for the public.


There have been a few recent changes to the Event Application form and Operating Schedule owing to operational needs. Please ensure you use the updated links below for your event paperwork’


For help and advice, please email Theresa or call 01425 619120

2024 Operating Schedule For reference before and during event
2024 Event Application Form Complete and return
2024 Event Plan Master Complete and return
2024 Fire Risk Assessment Emergency Evac Plan Complete and return
2024 Generic Risk Assessment To inform organisers risk assessment
2024 Environmental Impact Assessment example To inform organisers assessment
2024 Capacity and Evacuation Calculations For information/retention
2024 Pavilion electrical data For information/retention
2024 Age Verification Policy For information/retention

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