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. Book a single session or buy a monthly pass to play as many times as you want in the month. The Summer Pass for £25 is from 1 May to 31 October and the Winter Pass is £15 from 1 November to 30 April.
Booking an event on the Recreation Ground
A Premises Licence, granted in 2013, 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. This timescale is needed to advise local police and adjacent residents.
To assist you with planning an event, a consultation with existing users, in 2016, resulted in an updated Event Support Pack, including a hand drawn (to scale) plan.
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 at your event, we will supply the relevant log books and Challenge 25 signage.
A Hotline mobile phone is issued with the keys for your event.
As trustee of the land and licence holder, we will have a representative spot check at each event to ensure safe and responsible management.
For help and advice, please email Theresa or call on 01425 619120