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wotton community PARC



developed by wotton community sports foundation

Wotton Community PARC has been managed and developed by Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF) since 2000 to provide sports and leisure facilities to Wotton and the surrounding villages.  We are a registered independent charity (1121349) and receive no public funding. 

Our beautiful 38-acre site features two all-weather sports pitches, a skate park and BMX track, a grass rugby pitch, 2 junior grass football pitches, a jogging trail, a sensory garden and orchard.  It is home to Wotton Hockey Club, Wotton Rovers Football Club junior section, Wotton Rugby Club, Wotton parkrun, Kingswood Forest School, 7,000 newly planted native trees, and a wealth of wildlife and flowers.  

This website is where you can keep up-to-date with the latest news, support our vision to develop the site further and find out more about the facilities and activities available to you at the PARC.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure that the PARC remains safe, clean and accessible to all, we have a No Dog policy – as we are all volunteers, there is no one to clear the PARC. We greatly appreciate your understanding.

The King’s Award for Volunteer Service, a symbol of excellence in community service, was conferred upon the Wotton Community Sports Foundation on 14th November 2023, highlighting the pivotal role it plays in enriching the communities of Wotton-under-Edge, Charfield, Kingswood and surrounding areas.

Through its management of Wotton Community PARC, a 38-acre community funded recreational estate, WCSF has played a crucial role in building a strong community ethos, providing an inclusive and dynamic environment for a variety of local sporting activities and recreational initiatives.

The bestowal of this award is a wonderful tribute to the dedication and team effort of WCSF’s trustees and volunteers that spans many years.


Did you know that you can donate via PayPal?

Did you know that you can donate via PayPal to the Community PARC to help with
general upkeep, day-to-day maintenance and future developments? 
If you have enjoyed the PARC’s facilities and you feel like you would like to give
something back, or if you are keen to help promote sport and recreation in our local
community – why not make a one-off or regular donation? The PARC is a registered
Charity number 1121349

To make your support even more valuable, we can claim gift aid on your donation.

There are also some metal cash pay points around the site, so why not help us to
maintain and developed our shared space with a donation there and then.
You can also help the PARC by following the link below to see all the plans for our
New Barn Centre and leaving a message of support on the Planning website.

Your Wotton Community PARC is a unique space, managed for your happiness and health.

Because the PARC is a charity and are funded by our community, this 38-acre recreational estate exists, and is maintained, through simple acts of generosity from amazing people like you.  Did you know that approximately 1,000 volunteer hours and £11,000 are required for the site’s upkeep each year.

Each time a coin is invested in the posts, you help us meet the PARC’s daily running costs and in turn, promote the wellbeing opportunities for thousands of local individuals like yourself, 365 days of the year.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.


there’s plenty going on

wotton hockey club

We are a friendly, inclusive hockey club based in Gloucestershire, UK, with strong and successful senior (mens and ladies) and Junior/Youth sections. We pride ourselves at being at the heart of our local community.

The club runs 5 Men’s league teams and 3 Ladies league teams all of whom play in the regional league structure with matches played on Saturdays from September to March.

wotton rovers junior football club

Wotton Rovers Youth Football Club is a grassroots community football club based in the market town of Wotton-under-Edge. The club was formed in 1970’s and gained its Charter Status in 1999. We run teams from U7 through to U16 level for male and female players and for all abilities. Each team has at least one Coach who has undertaken their FA Level 1 coaching badge. The Club has a welfare Officer and a full set of policies, ranging from Child Protection to Equal Opportunities, which are available on request. We always welcome new players, and the relevant contact details for each age group are shown under the Contacts section of this web site. Contact

wotton rugby club

All new players and supporters are very welcome. Just turn up for training at Wotton Sports Centre on any Thursday at 7 p.m. or contact club coach Dai Lloyd 07803 905081


If you visit the PARC at 9am on a Saturday morning you will witness Wotton parkrun taking place; featuring around 70 local and tourist parkrunners completing the 5km course. With a team of 20 volunteers making sure the event runs smoothly each week it is great fun. Tourists to the parkrun have come from as far as South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

The running trail is mainly off-road with some gravel tracks and during the winter months it can become quite muddy, so trail shoes are advised.  The trail is available throughout the year and if you fancy getting involved in the weekly parkrun, then click below for further details.

about us

about all the other things we do

our volunteers

The PARC project currently has 16 members, but there are many more supporters and volunteers who help to bring the PARC vision to life.

ecology of the site

One of the cornerstones of our site development has been increasing the diversity of ecology on the site.


We are very excited to report that a Community Orchard has been planted in the PARC by the Wotton Community Orchard Group.

sensory garden

Between the ponds and the barn – a quiet place with flowers, fruit, herbs and trees; seating in a meeting place.

forest school

We at Kingswood primary school are very lucky to be able to use Wotton Community Parc for our Forest school sessions.

contact us

For more information on our facilities or any of our clubs and support programs please contact us.


hear from our valued supporters.

events & news

what’s happening & what’s happened.

  • From Wotton-under-Edge to Buckingham Palace: Local Sports Foundation Honoured with The King’s Award for Volunteer Service

    In a remarkable recognition of community spirit and dedication, the Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF) has been bestowed The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. WCSF, who manage Wotton Community PARC, a 38-acre sport and recreational…

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  • 17th & 18th June 2023 – Wotton Community Cup

    U7s, U8s, U10s & Under12 (Girls) 5v5, on the 3G pitch, and all older groups 7v7on grass pitches.  All groups are mixed gender unless otherwise stated to register for more details 

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  • 24th – 25th June 2023 – Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

    Cotswold Community PARC is one of the Rest Stops along the 100 k route with “marquee cover, large medical and welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms and a friendly welcome!”  There is also a camping package on our site for the event. for more details

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get in contact

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Wotton Community PARC, New rd, Wotton-under-Edge. GL12 8JW


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