Mary Baily

Frome Skatepark at Mary Baily Playing Field
Frome skatepark at Mary Baily Playing Field

Generously left to the town by local resident Mary Baily in the 1930s, the playing field is now one of Frome’s best spaces for play.

Getting here

An easy walk or bike ride from the town centre, there’s access from Somerset Road, Park Road, through Victoria Park and from Tickleberry Alley.

Things to do at Mary Baily

  • Dedicated play areas for toddlers and children
  • Frome’s skate park
  • Ball games allowed. Basketball, football, cricket and street snooker on the inclusive sports and games court
  • Run around. Mary Baily is fenced all the way round. It’s dog-free and it has great lines of sight because it’s flat. All good for folks looking after little ones

Anyone for tennis?

The Mary Baily tennis courts were developed in partnership with Frome Selwood Tennis Club and opened in May 2016.

Find out more – including information about how to book the tennis courts.

Anything else I should know?

Play is an essential part of every child’s life – and we want children to be able to play in safe, clean and well-designed spaces. This means that dogs are banned from the area at all times. Find out more about the dog control orders that apply in our parks & green spaces.

Future plans

Read on to find out about our plans for Mary Baily and for Victoria Park right next door:

If you have any comments on the plans please get in touch. Send in your thoughts and ideas to Rob Holden, our Environment Manager.

Alternatively, pop in to the Town Hall to have a chat or speak to one of our Rangers in the park.

22 October 2015
Last Updated
24 January 2023