The park provides a much needed place for recreation and hanging out for local youth. There are formal facilities regularly used by teens including the football pitches, the Ashton Meadows bike pump track and the park’s more adventurous play equipment. There are also important informal spaces in the Park and Ashton Meadows where young people can relax with friends and play. These include a purpose built youth shelter (built with the help of local youth), the areas in and around the Ashton Meadows pump track and the informal skateboarding area along festival way next to Ashton Meadows.

youth shelter