Unmarked court consisting of five-a-side goals and basketball hoops.
In September 2009 pupils from Thomas Alleynes school asked if they could do some work on the BMX track to make it more interesting and challenging to use. After appropriate safety checks they re-sculptured parts of the track. Other users were very pleased with the results
Large car park at the main entrance providing free parking with disabled parking spaces.
Grass Pitches available for hire at weekends. To book please contact Stevenage Borough Council, tel:01438 218803, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Centre, based in Hampson Park, was built in 2016. It has two good sized halls for hire, one of which can be divided to provide space for smaller groups. There is a kitchen that can be rented as part of a hall hire, an outside space and a Coffee Shop
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Marked court with five-a-side goals and basketball hoops
An outdoor gym containing 7 items :-
This play area is open access which means children can come and go as they please. The play centre also closes at lunchtime.
Play centres offer a range of arts and crafts, creative play, outdoor play and trips. Details pf programs are distributed to children through infant and junior schools in Stevenage.
facilities are available to hire. Contact the play service, tel: 01438 242246 or e-mail: email@example.com
Play Area contains the following equipment;-
A popular purpose-built facility for wheeled sports including skateboards, skates, BMX etc.
The park is the highest point in Stevenage, with great views across the town and surrounding countryside.
The Green Flag Award winning site offers many facilities and is also home to Pin Green Play Centre and Hampson Park Community Centre.
The park has:
The park was named in honour of Stevenage resident Thomas Hampson who won Gold and Silver medal in the Los Angeles summer Olympics, 1932. Gold medal in the 800 meters, setting a new world record, and the Silver medal in the men’s 4 x 400 meter relay. In 1954 he moved to Stevenage and worked for the development corporation.
The land that is now Hampson Park was once part of the estate of Highfield House, a substantial Georgian house situated in what was then open country. At the turn of the twentieth centaury Highfield was the home of The Poston family would regularly entertain notable writers and intellectuals of the time such as George Bernard Shaw. They were also friends with Mrs Lily Forster and her son the future novelist Edward Morgan.
Elizabeth would become an accomplished composer, pianist and writer, composing scores for radio and television. Collaborating with writers such as C.S. Lewis and Dylan Thomas. She wrote the score for the television production of close friend E. M. Forster’s Howards End whilst living in Forster’s childhood home Rooks Nest – the setting for the novel.
The house was demolished in the early years of the new town. Some of the original garden trees and shrubs still remain and a short but interesting walk in the park.
Free car park at the main entrance accessed from Webb Rise. Sat Nav postcode SG1 5QU. Directions herePublic Transport Information:
Residential areas bordering the park benefit from a bus service providing excellent access to those who rely on public transport.
A shared use cycle track and footpath runs through the middle of the park.
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