Tiverton Green Open Space, NW London
Tiverton Green is a six acre public open space on the site of six tennis courts in North West London, owned and managed by Brent Council.
After 27 years of disuse, plans were put into motion to transform the neglected Tiverton Green tennis courts and turn them back into a community space for exercise and recreation. Following a campaign by local residents, funding was obtained to improve the look of the open space, upgrade the existing play area and to renovate the old tennis courts to create a free recreational and sports facility for the community.
ETC Sports Surfaces were contracted by Brent Council Sports and Park Service to carry out the improvement works, which included the construction of a multi-use games area (MUGA), a traverse climbing wall and the addition of walking/jogging routes around the open space.
Installing a MUGA was the ideal solution to meet the visions of the local council and community. The construction of a MUGA is not only a cost effective solution for public parks and play spaces, it also provides a safe and dedicated area for children and young people to enjoy a multitude of sporting activities, such as basketball, football and tennis.
ETC Sports Surfaces were delighted to be a part of this project and are passionate about reviving neglected community areas transforming them into recreational facilities that make practical use of public spaces, whilst encouraging children and young people to engage in sport.
Construction work for the MUGA, traverse climbing wall and jogging routes were completed in spring 2016 and quickly became extremely popular with the local community, especially at the weekends, after school and during holidays.
The Friends of Tiverton Green, a group of local residents who promote and encourage the protection, upkeep and enjoyment of the recreational facilities commented “It’s a pleasure to see such a wide age group using the facilities already, from toddlers and teens to parents, so let’s hope it inspires many more of our local kids to exercise regularly and practice their ball skills.”
For more information, please visit https://tivertongreen.org/