Artificial football pitches coming to Welwyn Garden City park

PUBLISHED: 06:20 25 October 2011

King George V Playing Fields

King George V Playing Fields

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ARTIFICIAL 3G football pitches and newly-refurbished tennis courts are part of the renovations at a WGC park.

From Monday onwards King George V Playing Fields will be home to a 3G all-weather football court, while its old “poor quality” Tarmac tennis and netball courts have been relayed with a superior surface.

As well as the pitches, which feature shock absorbent underlay and revolutionary synthetic grass, further developments at the Beehive Lane parkland also sees new floodlighting and replaced fencing.

A spokeswoman for Finesse Leisure, which manages the park, said: “The previous Tarmac hard standing areas were unsuitable for football; were very rarely used for other activities and the surface was of a poor quality for tennis.

“The self-contained football courts have been built on top of the Tarmac base and have full rebound fencing and roof netting (9.5ft high).

“The floodlights for all courts are independently controlled and so reduce energy consumption, as the lights required for a specific court can be selected rather than putting all the lights on.

“The access gates to the courts are facilitated via a smart key, programmed for each user.”

She added they were “delighted” with the new facility, which will be open to the public on Monday, but will be officially revealed with a ceremony on Wednesday at 4pm.


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