Amesbury Town Council maintains Amesbury’s open spaces:
Bonnymead Park (Recreation Road, Amesbury)
Originally Bonny Mead (beautiful meadow), the park was given to the Town Council for use by the community. This is a popular site, used by both young and old. There is access to the River Avon and to several byways for pleasant walks through the countryside.
The addition of a pavilion gave the facility for use by Amesbury Town Football Club (link) and Amesbury Cricket Club (link?).
New play equipment was installed for toddlers with a grand opening on 21st October 2007. A skate park and MUGA behind the pavilion provide recreation for older children.
Harvard Park (Harvard Way)
The toddler park at Harvard Park was installed by Amesbury Town Council in January 2010, after a troublesome period of anti-social behaviour created around an old, worn-out play area. Two years later equipment was installed for older children. New trees have been planted along the edge of the open space. New seating and litter bins added the finishing touches to the park, designed for use by the whole community.
Archers Gate and Kings Gate
As the new development progresses, Amesbury Town Council is working hard to secure open space for residents. There has been little such provision to date, but with continued dialogue and good relations with both the planners and developers, we hope to be able to provide recreation facilities sooner rather than later.
Three toddler play areas have already been installed.