Recreation Areas and Playgrounds
The Parish Council has four recreation areas in the villages each containing a children’s play area.
Chapel Pond Drive
Recreation Ground, Recreation Road, Odiham
The recreation ground contains play areas suitable for a large age group from pre-school upwards. The younger aged equipment (suitable for under 12s) was installed in 2000 and the new junior aged equipment (suitable for 7 to 12 year olds) installed in July 2018. There is also a new MUGA which has markings for a variety of sports including football, netball and basketball. All the new equipment was paid for out of s106 contributions. At the top of the recreation ground there is a building which currently houses Leapfrogs Pre-School.
This area, adjacent to the Church, was gifted to the Odiham Sports Centre Trust, of which the Parish Council is trustee, by its owners in 1948. It contains a play area for the under 11 age group which has recently been replaced and was officially opened on 12 October 2006.
Chapel Pond Drive
Odiham Parish Council took over this small play area in May 2013. There are swings, a slide and a trailblazer.
December 2018 – OPC has appointed a contractor to carry out repairs to the wetpour surfaces and jet-washing.
Odiham Parish Council took over ownership of this play area in May 2013. There is a large and small multi-play unit, swings, a roundabout, game boards and hopscotch markings.
December 2018 – OPC has appointed a contractor to replace the wetpour surfaces.
These are located off Buryfields, near Chamberlain Gardens. There are 3 courts, two of which are for the exclusive use of the tennis club and one which is available to the public at certain times. For more information on the tennis club, please contact the secretary Lesley Lee on 01256 703292.
There is a bowling green located off Buryfields. For details of the Bowls Club please contact the secretary, Mrs Pat Clinker on 01256 703318.
Dunleys Hill, North Warnborough. This was a small green planted area with seating which links King Johns Road with Dunleys Hill. In November 2018 OPC created a Peace Garden here. We have created a poppy pond as a permanent home for 70 of our WW1 poppies, reflecting each of our communities fallen and the unknown soldier. Thousands of bulbs have been planted to provide year round colour and a variety of trees have been planted. Four information boards have also been installed.
The Beacon/’Hockey’ Field off Buryfields adjoining Mayhill School playing field which hosts the Beacon which was last lit on 11 November 2018.
A small wooded area at The Firs and a small piece of land at Colt Hill.
There are plenty of footpaths in and around the villages. A footpath map is available from the Parish Office.