John Coles Park, Chippenham

Green grass and blue sky with the white and orange bandstand in the middle. Several wooden benches dotted in a circle around the bandstand.
grey path with a black clock in the middle, green grass and blue skies surrounding.

Our John Coles Park is the jewel in our crown – a beautiful green space in the heart of Chippenham regularly attracting 1,500 people on a sunny, summer weekend.

The park offers a large area of open space and a circular walk through mature trees. It is maintained to its consistent high standard by our Environmental Services team.

The park is open from 8am to dusk spring and summer and from 8am to 4pm from early November to mid-January.

The Bandstand in John Coles Park hosts a selection of Sunday afternoon concerts which are free to attend. These popular concerts are a firm favourite in the diary and a super reason to make up a picnic and relax with some gentle toe tapping. All concerts run from May – September and start at 3pm until 5pm.
2020 Bandstand Dates: To be confirmed due to COVID-19

John Coles Park SplashPad


The Splashpad is arguably the most popular attraction in the park. It caters for children under 12 and is open from May – September and offers a chance to cool down in the hot weather whilst having heaps of fun.
The Splashpad will remain closed for 2020 due to COVID-19 as the water we use is not chlorinated.

John Coles Park tennis courts

Tennis courts

The courts are available for hire at £4 an hour.

From 1 August 2020, usage of the tennis courts will return to our normal pre-lockdown use.
Please take note of the rules below:

  • Courts 1 and 2 are for the use of Chippenham Park Tennis Club
  • Court 3 is for the use of members of the public
  • When the courts are not in use by either the Chippenham Park Tennis Club or the public then anyone can have access
  • Court users should give a club member priority when they wish to use either court 1 or 2 or a member of the public when they wish to use court 3
  • Concessionary users* have free court use of up to 1 hour
  • Members of the Chippenham Park Tennis Club must be in possession of a valid membership card

*senior citizens, school children, unemployed, full time students and single parents

If you would like to contact Chippenham Park Tennis Club you can find out more information on their website HERE

MUGA (Multi Use Games Area)

The MUGA is available for a range of sports including football and basketball.

Bowls pavilion

The site is leased to Chippenham Park Bowls Club. The club has an active membership, if you would like to find out more information on the Bowls Club, take a look at their website HERE

The Bowling Green and Pavillion are currently closed due to COVID 19.

Refreshment kiosk

Drinks and light snacks are available from the kiosk that is independently run. You’ll find it by the play area, adjacent to the Fleet Road entrance. It’s open all year round.


There is a small car park off Fleet Road but spaces are limited. Visitors are urged to walk or cycle to the park wherever possible or park in the nearby car parks, particularly on summer weekends.