St Nicholas Park
This 28 acre parkland is one of the newest in the town and provides sports facilities and large open space for residents.
The play area is located adjacent to the car park and play centre, incorporating the three large mounds.
The play area was completely upgraded in 2010 and has a range of equipment suitable for toddlers, juniors and teens and also includes a large BMX track and gym equipment.
The site has a pavilion, football pitches, a basketball hoop and a kick wall.
Managing play areas
Play areas are managed closely and inspected daily; litter bins are emptied and litter or broken glass is removed. Play equipment is inspected once a week to ensure safety for continued use.
If you have visited any of our parks recently and found a problem with the equipment or with general cleanliness, please let us know.
Getting to the park
St Nicholas Park
The park can be accessed from Pilgrims Way with car parking facility at the main entrance.
Pedestrians can access the park from points around the edge of the park through the surrounding residential areas of Ripon Road, Salisbury Road, Lincoln Road, Tamar Close, Wansbeck Close and Cherwell Drive.
A shared use cycle track and footpath runs adjacent to the north eastern boundary of the park.
Residential areas bordering the park benefit from a bus service providing excellent access to those who rely on public transport.
In Spring 2010, 4,000 “Ruby Giant” Crocus bulbs were planted by pupils from Leys School as part of Rotary International's focus on the Crocus campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds to eliminate Polio around the world.
Mark Tanti, Graffiti and Community Artist, regularly changes the art work on the kick wall and Pod building in the park. To view Marks art work visit his website.