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Ridlins End Playing Fields

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Attractive park in the south east of Stevenage providing access to adjacent ancient woodland with 4 points of interest

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Athletics Track

Sports Court

County and Regional standard Athletics Track.  

The full range of athletics events are provided for, including:

  • Hurdles
  • Steeple chase
  • Long jump
  • High jump
  • Pole vault
  • Hammer
  • Discus
  • Javelin
  • Shot putt

The track is available for individual use by prior appointment. Further information is available here

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Play Area


Juniors Play Area

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Ridlins Park Car

Car Park

Free car park next to the sports centre accessed via Woodcock Road. Directions here

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Ridlins Sports Centre


Sports Pavillion linked to the Athletics Track

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Park Information

This large parkland lies in the south east of Stevenage between Gresley Way and Shephall Way.

The popular athletics facility is of County and Regional standard and the full range of athletics events are provided for.

The site has:

  • Football pitches
  • Athletics Stadium available for booking
  • Play area suitable for toddlers, juniors and teens
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Pavilion with changing facilities and showers and hall available for booking.

Ridlins Wood is accessible from the playing fields and provides an attractive backdrop to the park.  This ancient woodland has been in existence since at least 1600AD. This type of woodland, which is now very rare, and provides a habitat which, due to the undisturbed nature of the soil, can never again be reproduced. It is home to species of plant and animal which cannot easily adapt to changing conditions.  Known locally as 'Bluebell Woods' these beautiful flowers provide a spectacular spring display.


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On Site Facilities

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  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
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How to get here


The park can be accessed from Woodcock Road, off Gresley Way. The car park is at the main entrance and has disabled parking.  Sat Nav postcode SG2 9PB. Directions here


Public Transport Information:

Residential areas bordering the park and Gresley Way benefit from a bus service providing excellent access to those who rely on public transport.

Information on public transport is available here: and 


A shared use cycle track and footpath runs adjacent to the eastern and southern boundaries of the park.

You can find more details of the cycle network in Stevenage here...

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