Frimley Lodge Park
In 1972 the owner of 59 acres of farm and grazing land between the villages of Frimley Green and Mytchett passed away leaving no
heirs. The land lay neglected while the Surrey Heath Borough Council fought to preserve a green belt and to save the land from development for housing.
Due to the long term vision and determination of the Surrey Heath Borough Council to provide the community with an amenity that
would provide recreational needs but at the same time preserve the natural environment and essential nature of the farmland the concept of Frimley
Lodge Park was born.
IIn May of 1981 the Council became the proud owners of the site by compulsory purchase at a cost of £155,000 and spent an additional
£25,000 to construct access to the park off Sturt Road.
Although a substantial part of the site is for formal sports, it is due to the clever use of hedgerows and natural boundaries of the sports fields
that they retain a countryside atmosphere. The building of the playing fields was the first phase of construction that began in late 1985. The second phase was
the construction of the car parks and Trim Trail and the third phase was for additional car parking, lighting and the picnic and play area. In June of 1988 the final
phase, the construction of the pavilion was completed. The total investment to date for the construction of the park is £1.5 million.
In 1989 the Frimley & Ascot Locomotive Club, a non profit organization, gained permission from the Council to construct a miniature railway
which is still a very popular attraction in the park. More information can be found at
Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway.
At the south end of the park there is a large triangular meadow area which is only lightly maintained so that naturally occurring vegetation
may flourish and the Basingstoke Canal runs alongside much of the site and is owned by the Surrey & Hampshire County Councils and controlled by the
Basingstoke Canal Authority.
There is something for everyone at Frimley Lodge Park which is truly a park for all seasons. The Park is open all year round and
is managed by the Leisure Services Division of Surrey Heath. To book pitches - 01276 707338 or for information on the Pitch & Putt Course - 01252 838998
or If you would like to hold an event in the Park or organise a party visit, please contact the Parks and Countryside Manager, Leigh Thornton on 01276 707 374.
Alternatively visit Frimley Lodge Park
on the SHBC Website.
Mytchett Recreation Ground
140 Hamesmoor Road, Mytchett
Telephone: 01276 707100
This treasure contains a full size bowling green, two tennis courts, childrenís playground, a skate park with half pipes, quarter
pipes, jump boxes and grind rails and opportunities for inline skating, boarding and bikes. There is also a grass kickabout area and a rose garden.
Mytchett Bowling Club
The Club was formed at the Mytchett Recreation Ground in1931 as the Coleford Bowling Club, later changing its name to Mytchett in 1965.
Today, the Club has a thriving membership comprising good men and ladies sections and prides itself on being extremely friendly and welcoming
to all visitors and new members from experienced bowlers to complete beginners.
For more information contact the club secretary.
Frimley Green Recreation Ground
Frimley Green Road, Frimley Green
Telephone: 01276 707100
A large park, with a lovely grassy hill, offering extensive views over Surrey and Hampshire and is great for sledding when it snows.
There is also a children's play area, five football pitches, a cricket pitch and two tennis courts. A natural wooded area has been preserved, where foxes,
badgers and other wildlife can be seen.
Woodend Road Park
Woodend Road, Deepcut
A hidden jewel with a children's playground and football pitch.
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