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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
hear from our valued supporters.
Dr Kath Curtis Hayward
I’ve been involved with the community PARC for over three years since helping to plant the community orchard and have since been involved with the development of the Sensory Garden and various tree planting schemes.
I have been delighted to take part in many events at the PARC from dancing and singing at traditional Wassails to learning to weave a willow ‘fedge’ or helping children explore the worlds of mini beasts.
As a GP I am very aware of the importance to people’s physical and mental health of such community gatherings and being outside in nature.
The PARC provides a beautiful open space for everyone, and recent developments, such as the Sensory Garden, will increase its attraction and accessibility for both young and old.
We’ve lived in Wotton for the last 13 years, our four kids (now teenagers) have benefitted massively from Wotton Community Parc.
They have developed football, running and scooting skills that have enabled them individually to compete at a local, regional and national level in various sports.
Tree planting and gardening sessions have given them the opportunity to give back to the PARC too. We’re really grateful for this brilliant community resource.
Heightened by all our lockdown experiences, getting out in to nature & guarding our well-being has never been more prescient.
The PARC project – in all its developing, inclusive & all-age variety – is steadily growing in to a valued space, and restorative escape, for the community it serves.
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…
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 www.wottonyouthfc.co.uk to register email@example.com for more details
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. www.ultrachallenge.com for more details
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Wotton Community PARC, New rd, Wotton-under-Edge. GL12 8JW
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