Morpeth Town Council manages the following Play areas in the town.
Montrose Gardens Play Area
Located next to Bluebell Rise in Kirkhill.
This play area is a new park with a large range of equipment for the younger child. It is adjacent to the doorstep green which features animal sculptures, mosaics and seating areas.
Church Walk Play Area
Located next to Church Walk in Kirkhill.
A £70,000 refurbishment on the top area took place in April 2018.
The toddler play area, opened in the 1960’s with funding raised by the Morpeth Round Table, has been renovated to include a train feature, imaginary play panels, a bespoke climbing unit, a disability friendly roundabout and a selection of inclusive swings offering equipment of high and limitless play value with a dynamic, active and inclusive scheme that is stimulating and exciting for all children.
Phase 2 of the refurbishment, on the lower area, will be carried out in October 2018. This will include a zip wire, hurricane swing and embankment scramble net.
Stobhillgate Play Area
Located on Stobhill Estate next to Tenth Avenue.
A small play area, refurbished in 2016, with a swing unit, climber and a slide.
Stobhill Manor Play Area
Located on Stobhill Manor Estate next to Crookham Grove.
The play area has a large range of equipment.
Carlisle Park Play Area
Located in Carlisle Park in central Morpeth. There are two separate areas catering for the younger and older children. New swings, which includes a pendulum and a tandem swing, were installed in the enclosed toddler area in the spring of 2018. The junior play area was refurbished in July 2018 which includes ‘Buccaneer Towers’. The play areas have a large range of inclusive equipment.
Boundary Drive Play Area
Located at Boundary Drive / The Covers Estate in Stobhill, Morpeth.
The area mainly caters for the younger child with toddler swings and a gravity bowl.
All the play areas are regularly inspected and offer safe play facilities for children in the town.
THE PADDLING POOL IS NOW CLOSED.
The popular paddling pool located in Carlisle Park is managed by Morpeth Town Council. The paddling pool is open for use from the last weekend in May through to the first weekend in September.
The pool is an unsupervised facility.
Please be advised that in the interests of Health & Safety, the paddling pool may need to be taken out of use and closed for emergency maintenance at short notice during the open season.
The paddling pool refurbishment was completed in May 2019.
The skate park located in Carlisle Park is managed by Morpeth Town Council. The park is for use by skateboarders, in line skaters and BMX bikers. The park has floodlighting and is covered by CCTV.
A new grind box was installed in October 2013.
It is an unsupervised facility.
The BMX Track is located on Morpeth Common. Access can be gained from Craik Park Car Park. Morpeth Town Council is responsible for the maintenance of the track. It is used by many BMX enthusiasts young and old.