Playing Fields

Playing Fields

Situated off Wistowgate via Maypole Gardens, the Playing Fields are owned by the Parish Council on behalf of the village. The far boundary of the area is marked by Cawood’s railway line which ran from 1898 – 1960.

Sports Clubs are regular users.

Bowls, Tennis, Football and Cricket Clubs are all based there.

Access to and parking for the village allotments is also at the Playing Fields.

A basketball hoop and skate ramp are available for use and there is also a play area for younger children situated there.

Our next projects are to add an accessible picnic table and toddler picnic table. We are sowing grass seed near the “fairy glen” and developing it to be a part of Cawood’s fairy trail.  We are infilling the hedge between us and Wolsey grange with predominantly Hawthorn whips and Pyracantha. We shall be developing an adult gym area near the children’s play area and hope to add some more toddler play. We shall be making repairs to the perimeter fencing. We have requested a new Maypole Gardens sign from NYCC. to replace the broken one. Additional signage is needed at the skatepark. A third defibrillator for the village has been agreed and will be sited at the Pavilion.

Last Spring our skilled Handyman created toadstools and story telling circle/stepping stones from Willow we had coppiced in the Garth

Picnic tables and benches are available for spectators and anyone wanting to sit awhile.

The access road and perimeter fencing around the playing areas have recently been renewed, with the fence work being ably undertaken by our excellent Handyman, with in built bench seating on the cricket pitch side.

New signage has been erected.

We have planted 3 beautiful Himalayan Birch trees in Playing Fields area to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and intend this Jubilee year to create Deeds of Dedication in partnership with Fields in Trust to safeguard in perpetuity the Playing Fields, Garth & Gill Green



Councillors Wharmby, Ward and Dennon are Playing Field Wardens and they are also part of the Playing Field Liaison Committee, together with Councillor Lloyd.

The Bowls and Tennis Clubs have recently marked their 30th anniversary

Funded by the Parish Council through the PFLC, the Cricket Club have made a fantastic job replacing the old fencing around the Pavillion. A great result after a lot of hard work by the club.

pic by Owen Camy
Cawood Parish Council