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New MUGA for Hazelwood Recreation Ground

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11 May 2016

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Hazelwood Recreation Ground gets a brand new Multi-Use Games Area, funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Today (11 May) Hazelwood Recreation Ground in Palmers Green got a boost with the opening of a brand new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) costing £45,000, which was funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The area has a fenced all-weather surface, is marked out for football and basketball with hoops and goal posts. It will be free to use and open 365 days a year.

Cllr Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said “This brand new facility helps deliver Enfield Council's healthy living objectives by engaging more young people in sport and physical activity, and by getting them out into our green spaces.

“We hope the area will also be used by local schools and other groups, it is a great asset to the local community.”

Amy Sheehan, from the Friends of Hazelwood Recreation Ground, said “The MUGA is a very welcome addition to the Recreation Ground, which is a small, under-resourced space that serves a wide area. It's great to see the MUGA is already being well used by a range of age groups." 

Sarah Ridley, London Marathon Charitable Trust’s Chief Grants Officer, said: “The Trust awards grants for capital projects that inspire and increase the numbers of people regularly taking part in physical activities.  We are delighted to have provided a grant of £45,000 for the renovation of facilities at Hazelwood Recreation Ground and we look forward to more people in the local community becoming physically active through its use.”