The Rec, as it is commonly known, is a pleasant popular public park surrounded by trees, close to the centre of town. The Rec has recently undergone various improvements, including the installation of a new play area, skatepark, ballpark and a CCTV camera.
There is also a double zip wire, space net, climbing wall, swings for all ages, roundabout, balancing board and climbing frame along with a large grassed area where children are free to run around and play ball games.
The Recreation Ground is also services by a café with public toilets. It is a well-used area, popular with dog walkers and as a meeting place for young people. The Rec is also the venue for the long running Stowmarket Carnival as well as other community events.