Gunnersbury Park is a 70 hectare estate, home to Georgian Grade ll listed Gunnersbury House and Museum aswell as other listed buildings. The estate is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing Council with the Gunnersbury Community Interest Company (CIC) managing day-to-day operations of the park and museum on their behalf.
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub is almost complete and when it opens early in the new year, it will be one of the largest outdoor sporting facilities in London.
The Sports Hub will provide a wide range of facilities for local residents and educational establishments including; a multi-use sports centre and gym, floodlit artificial grass pitches, natural grass cricket, rugby and football pitches as well as tennis courts and an angling lake.
This fantastic new sports facility is part of the Football Hubs Programme (formally known as Parklife) with funding provided by the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation, Ealing Council, Hounslow Council, Sport England, University of West London, International School of London, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, London Marathon Charitable Trust, The Lawn Tennis Association and The England & Wales Cricket Board.
Partnering in the new Sports hub, the University of West London and the International School of London will extend use of the facilities to their student bodies once open, while Brentford FC Community Sports Trust already uses the new pitches for the club’s under-19 BTEC programme.
Adults, juniors and local clubs can soon make use of two floodlit 3G artificial pitches, as well as grass pitches for rugby and cricket. An eight-team changing pavilion and a sports hall, ideal for Futsal and other sports activities will also be available.
The choice of facilities will mean that residents will have access to top quality indoor and outdoor sports facilities year-round.
With eight floodlit tennis courts added last summer the scheme is already providing year-round opportunities to play. The courts have a dedicated Tennis Manager, financed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) responsible for onsite coaching, along with implementing free community outreach programmes within local schools to encourage children to try tennis for the first time.
Leisure operator, BETTER will manage the new sports centre and gym facilities. The indoor centre will include five large courts, a 100-station gym with state-of-the-art equipment, studio space for a range of activities and changing rooms, offering a huge range of activities to help locals enjoy a fit and active lifestyle all year-round.
For more information, news and events visit;
better.org.uk/gunnersbury-park Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
visitgunnersbury.org Gunnersbury Park and Museum