Local charity Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA) in association with a range of local sports clubs opened the Pavilion in the Park in September 2013.
A beautiful modern building, designed and project managed by Oxenham Consult, offers the community, families and individuals a wide range of services which include Sport, Arts, Music, Training and Educational courses, Special Needs Activities, Drama, Dance, Therapies, Pilates and Yoga.
The Pavilion in the Park also offers dining, catering, snacks and a fully licensed bar. The facility is available for hire for a range of social gatherings; Parties, Meetings, Children’s Sporting and Magic Birthdays, Christmas Celebrations, Conferences, Weddings and Exhibitions.
The Pavilion offers a facility for all sports, which greatly enhances the experience for players, supporters, visitors and officials. Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Tennis, and Squash as well as OCRA’s development of local activity for children and adults, already take advantage of this fantastic facility.
The building consists of two social spaces, changing for sports, office area and spectacular balconies that make the most of the lovely setting in the Okement Valley and Simmons Park. The site links up with a wide range of pathways for walking, parkland play areas and access to an array of excellent sporting facilities.
Funding was received from Okehampton United Charities, Devon County Council, Sport England, Hockey Foundation, Devon Renaissance, Bernard Sunley Foundation and local groups.