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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.


Opening hours

 You should leave the park at dusk to avoid being locked inside the park.

Monday - Friday8 AMDusk
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays9 AMDusk


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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.


London Parks & Gardens Trust - Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields


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.

Sir Joseph Hood Recreation Ground management and maintenance plan

Conservation management plans

Currently under review linked to biodiversity net gain commitments

Friends group

Friends of Sir Joseph Hood MPF website


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Permissive footpath

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.

Contact us

Leisure and Culture Services
8th Floor
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Email: slwpenquiries.merton@idverde.co.uk