North Street, Charminster
The play area is owned by the Parish Council and has been on the existing site around 40 years or more. The play area had a major “makeover” in 1997 when the new climbing frame and other equipment were installed by local parents following a fundraising campaign.
The play area currently has a range of equipment for children up to 12 years old and a football goal. There are also picnic tables at the site.
Broken Cross, Charminster
The play area is located on a site owned by Magna Housing Association and leased by Charminster Parish Council.
In December 2005 the Parish Council installed a £25,000 scheme of play equipment which was formally opened by Boyzone band star Keith Duffy (the childhood sweetheart of many local mums it seemed!).
The Olympic Park is situated on the MUGA field in Charlton Down. It is so called as it was opened in 2012 by double Paralympian medalist Paul Blake (who lived in Charlton Down at the time).
Other play areas
There is also a play area in Cedar Road, Charlton Down which is owned and managed by Meadfleet. In 2010 the Parish Council completed a major extension to the playground which included a number of pieces of new equipment. This playground is aimed at children of a younger age group.