Ponciau Banks Park
After a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Ponciau Banks Park officially re-opened after extensive refurbishment works in June 2009.
Refurbishment works included:
- Improved pathways and access for all
- Street lighting
- Refurbished sports court facilities
- Improvements to the crown green bowling area
- Benches and litter bins
- Improved planting
- Refurbished bandstand (with electricity access)
- Opening views to the surrounding countryside
- Creation of a nature area
- Improved park signage
If you have any queries or need further information on the Park, please call the Park Officer on 01978 844028.
The Park in is Rhos.
Buses: 3 Arriva.
By Car: Turn off the A483 along the B5605 to Rhos. Turn right at traffic lights, up Gutter Hill/ Hill Street. Right at Queen Street by car dealership into Broad Street. Turn right into Peter Street and take second right onto Baptist Street. This will take you to the top of the Park. Enter the Park to park in top car park. There is also a lower car park off School Lane/ Clarke Street.
Ponciau Banks Park BMX Track & Skate Park
Crown Green Bowling
Two crown greens are situated onsite. The greens are played on regularly by the Ponciau Banks Park Bowls Club.
During the season, the team compete every other Tuesday afternoon, although they also meet some Wednesday afternoons and some weekday evenings.
In 2009, the Club successfully applied to the Community Chest Fund for ‘loan equipment’ which can be used by the community.
The Club welcomes all bowlers, whether beginner, intermediate or experienced.
Please call the Park Officer for further details on 01978 844028.
There are two sports courts at Ponciau Banks. One exclusively for tennis, and the second marked out for both tennis and basketball.
The Friends of Ponciau Banks
If you would you like to have your say in the future development of Ponciau Banks, if so why not join 'friends group’?
The group has been successful in raising money to spend on the park's facilities and activities. Raising money to run Annual Community Fun Days every September and purchasing equipment such as benches on the bowling greens.
If you would like to help with:
- running stalls
- making cakes
- practical maintenance work
- helping with events
- fund raising
Please get in touch with the Park Ranger for more information.
Ponciau Banks needs volunteers working here throughout the year. They can contribute a great deal to the upkeep of the park which has been awarded the Green Flag for three years running. Volunteers can work on many different tasks which include;
- path work
- Working with school groups and events
There are volunteer opportunities every weekday. For more information and/or to become a volunteer please call in to the park office or ring 01978 844028.
Children’s Play area
The Play Area is designed for toddlers and junior age groups, and is fenced off to prevent access by dogs.
The area contains toddler and junior swings, a roundabout, spring mobiles, climbing frames, a rotating bar and slides.
The standing stone circle commemorates the Park being used as an Eisteddfod site.