Recreation Ground

The Recreation Ground can be accessed from either Shore Road, Victoria Avenue or Horsecliffe Lane.  A children’s play area can be found here, as well as the Santa Fe children’s play park and crazy golf, enjoyed by young and old alike. 

The Recreation ground is also home to the Town’s War Memorial commemorating all the brave local men who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. 

The bandstand is situated near to the play park and well worth a visit.  Originally installed in 1923, the bandstand has hosted many events over its time.  After falling into disrepair, following storm damage, the community pulled together and formed the ‘Friends of Swanage Bandstand’ to raise funds needed for the restoration project. Together with the support of the Town Council and other local organisations and trusts the target was reached and the bandstand was restored back to its former glory and re-opened in 2019. 

For further information and history of the bandstand please visit: Friends Of Swanage Bandstand

The Swanage Town Band and other local performers utilise the bandstand for residents and visitors alike to enjoy musical performances and more.

Mermond Place car park is situated behind the Recreation Ground, together with the resident’s car park which runs adjacent to Horsecliff Road.  These are both pay and display car parks, please click here for the current car park charges.