- an open space for public recreation, esp one in a town, with swings and slides, etc, for childrenOften (informal) shortened to: rec
Examples from the Web for recreation ground
After supper many of them drifted back to their recreation-ground, the saloon.The Night Riders
The fjelds furnish a recreation-ground for the Norwegian townsman.Peeps at Many Lands: Norway
Good scholars are as easy to discover in the recreation-ground as in the classroom.Jonathan and His Continent
In 1888 it was decided to allow the soldiers quartered at the adjacent barracks to use it as a recreation-ground.Chelsea
G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
A number of huts were therefore built on what had hitherto been the recreation-ground.