Just across the road from miles of golden sands, on what was once Sandham Fort, demolished in the mid-19th century the council maintain the site which includes a skate park, a playground - the Steven Jenkins Rainbow Park, and a sports and multi-use games area.
The grounds are located at:
Culver Parade ,
Isle of Wight
The site is served by the Fort Street Car Park, a long stay car park run by the Isle of Wight Council (PO36 8BA)
The grounds are 0.8 miles or approximately 15 mins walk from Sandown Station.
The nearest bus stop is the Wight City Stop on Culver Parade at the entrance to the centre. Routes 8 and 24 serve the stop.
There are public toilets on the adjacent Sandham Gardens site.
Ice cream and soft drinks are available from the Ice Cream Shack (operated by Heritage Attractions) on the adjacent Sandham Gardens site and the park is just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.
The site is adjacent to the Sandham Gardens attraction and Sandown Bowls Club.
Steven Jenkins Rainbow Park
The playground was first opened in 2001 in memory of 6-year-old Steven Jenkins who sadly died in 1999 was refurbished in 2021. Equipment in the park includes:
- Tree Top Towers Multi-Play Structure (including accessible slide)
- Magic Toadstools
- Swirl Roundabout (accessible)
- King Cole climbing frame and slide (low level)
- Castle Climbing frame and slide
- Donkey Springy
- Tea-cup twister
- Crazy Twister
- Junior swings
- Basket swings
- Make it rain and Xylophone play boards
Skate Park - "The Fort"
The skate park was opened in 2008. Equipment installed includes:
- Two flat banks
- Two quarter pipes
- A 9ft x 8ft roll in
- A table top
- A grind rail
- A set of three wide steps
- A large flat area for freestyle.
Multi-Use Games Area
The area between the Skate Park and the Rainbow Park is multi-use. Equipment, aimed at those over twelve, includes:
- Multi-Use Games Area with Football Goals
- Multi-Use Games Area with Basket Ball hoops.
- Climbing Area
- Free Rider
- Tornado Carousel
- Basket swing.