Parkour enthusiasts can test their acrobatic and athletics skills at a new leisure spot in Salisbury. Parkour 4

Salisbury City Council in partnership with Wiltshire Council worked on the project to develop a new parkour park in Salisbury.

The parkour park at Churchill Gardens provides the community with a great opportunity to get outdoors, get active and healthier in a fun and social way.

The £50,000 parkour park has been funded by grants from Sport England – Community Asset Fund, the Landfill Community Trust, Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Council’s Salisbury Area Board Community grant. The park is for all ages and abilities.

The decision to look at creating a new parkour park came after interest from a group of young people in Salisbury, who were keen on parkour but had no suitable sites to practise in the area. The idea of parkour is to go from one randomly chosen place or object to another as nimbly as possible. Typical parkour moves include jumping, overcoming and passing under obstacles, climbing and hanging, and some acrobatic moves.

Local parkour coach, Kieran Coombes said: “This facility is an amazing addition to the city and the Salisbury Parkour community has been extremely excited for this park. It means that young people can take part in a safe and secure environment. We encourage people of all ages to come along and give it a go! Parkour is for everyone and I know the guys at the Kiwi Parkour club in Salisbury can’t wait to start using it!

Salisbury Mayor John Walsh said: “A wonderful addition to our park and I’m delighted that Salisbury City Council were instrumental in bringing this to Salisbury”

Cllr Allison Bucknell, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Leisure said: “Parkour has really caught on in the UK as a sport which tests people’s creativity and agility. I’m pleased as a council we were able to support this new facility which I’m sure will inspire many to keep fit and have fun at the same time.”

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Parks Photo Blog

Welcome to the Parks Department Photo Blog. Time and people-permitting, we’re going to be uploading a photograph of something happening in the city’s parks and green spaces every month of the year.

By doing this we’ll be able to highlight the changes and the seasons in Salisbury in a visual way.
We’ll also be able show you the breadth and variety of our work, and to draw attention to projects and challenges.

Some of the photos will be simple & functional, where others might be abstract and creative. 

We hope you’ll find them to be an interesting series of insights into our parks and our work....  


Have a look at our Archived Photo Blog Gallery

Salisbury Park blog archive 1
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Parks Blog Music In Parks 2013
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V Park Blog
Yarn Bombing
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Beautiful Blossom
Blog BHwalk
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Blog Apple Day Labels
Blog Measuring Sunflowers
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Blog Victoria Park Volunteers
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Blogslide Churchill
Bluebell Planting
Bournehill Xmas
Bournehill autumn
Cathedralview Blog
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Churchfields Walk
Churchill Gds New Playarea
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Dog Blog
Mid Day Mist Bishopdown
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Parks Blog Judging City Gardens Competition
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Sunflower Blog
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Swans Blog
Treeplanting Blog
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Wessex Care Blog
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Play Areas

The City Council currently owns and manages 33 play areas around the City. The ones in the main parks are indicated on the maps below, please contact us if you would like information on the play areas in your neighbourhood.

No matter where you live or are visiting within the City there will be an exciting play area within easy walking distance. All our sites enjoy the benefit of full safety surfacing and protective fencing which are regularly checked and maintained to ensure the highest standards.

There really is something for all children, from traditional swings, seesaws and roundabouts to the more unusual space nets, cable rides and spiral slides.

The parks team are committed to providing good quality facilities and your comments on our existing play areas would be greatly appreciated. In addition we would like to hear from you if you have any thoughts or ideas as to how we can either improve or provide a wider range of equipment.

Location maps of Salisbury City Council play areas:



Partnership working makes sense for lots of different reasons, not least that it provides opportunity to view and understand issues from different perspectives and is potentially a move towards more 'joined up thinking' between departments, agencies and sectors. It can be useful to bring together people from different agencies and sectors, recognising that they all bring particular agendas, skills, resources, connections understandings, organisational cultures.

Current Partnership Projects

Warm and welcoming

The Salisbury City Council Communities team are working with a range of local partners including Safer and supportive Salisbury, Silver Salisbury, Harnham Community Network and our community partners within Wiltshire County Council to collate a list of Warm and Welcoming Spaces to publish for our residents.

A warm and welcoming space is somewhere people can gather together, benefit from the warmth and welcome on offer to them in what is going to be a difficult winter for many.

You can join the Warm and Welcoming Spaces List if you…..
• Are you a Church, organisation, association, club, venue or business opens its doors to the public to provide a low-to-no cost place to meet and socialise.
• If everyone is welcome in your space – i.e. it is open to the general public during the times you list, with no criteria for entry.
• If you are happy to tell us whether you have a safeguarding policy in place

Download the form for full details and return to

Click here to download the form

To find out more details contact us on 01722 417100.


These are aimed at supporting volunteers and community groups to run youth provision in their local area. Whether you are established and require additional training and support or whether you are interested in starting a youth project, we may be able to help.

We can offer volunteers and community groups training and ongoing support to ensure you can achieve a safe and legal framework for working with young as well as older people to develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective provision.

We can offer you...

• Training
• Safeguarding
• Health and Safety
• Equality and Diversity
• Fundraising
• Working and engaging with young and old people.

In addition to:

• Support to achieve Quality Assurance standards of work.
• Assistance with volunteer recruitment and training
• Access to a shared online resource bank
• Ongoing safeguarding support

The vision of the project is to encourage and empower communities to become sustainable in delivering their own youth work provision locally and to link Cornish communities together in order that they can support themselves and each other in the longer term.

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