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Green Flag Award
Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field is a Green Flag Award winning park. The Green Flag Award is a nationally recognised standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
- Adventure golf (this facility is not always staffed)
- Play area
- Public toilets
- Disabled toilets (external DC Radar accessible)
- Tennis courts (4)
- Outdoor table tennis
- Football pitches
- Paddling pool
- Changing room
- Outdoor gym
- Nature conservation interest
- Woodland: Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Wood
The locking process normally begins around sunset and takes some hours to complete. You should leave the park at dusk to avoid being locked inside the park.
|Monday - Friday||8 AM||Dusk|
|Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays||9 AM||Dusk|
Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field is located off Marina Avenue, Motspur Park in West Barnes Ward on the southwest border of Merton and the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. The main entrance to the Playing Field is to the north of the site off Marina Avenue. There are two pedestrian entrances on the eastern boundary of the playing field towards the Morden Crematorium and Cemetery and one on the southern boundary.
- Train: Motspur Park Station (3 minutes walk)
- Buses: K5
Management and Greenflag management plan
The management plan sets out the vision for the improvement and management of Sir Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, and provides detailed objectives and action plans.
Conservation management plans
Currently under review linked to biodiversity net gain commitments
At the top of the site is a permissive footpath that is required to be closed for a 24 hour period in order to maintain access rights for its users. This closure usually occurs towards the end of December to minimise disruption. A notice will be placed on the gate advising users prior to the closure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Leisure and Culture Services
Merton Civic Centre