|Play Football - Fenced in|
|Play football entry|
The building itself is a low, unattractive bungalow, which feels as if every expense was spared in its construction. From the park, all you can see is a big wooden fence (see image at the top), and even when you go up to the front door the building feels oddly forbidding, with not even a sign to tell you what is inside.
Once you get inside, the building works a lot better. There is a bar, changing facilities, all the stuff you'd expect. It's not exactly beautiful, but it works well enough. The actual football facilities themselves, which are only visible from inside the building (ie not from the park) look very good.
|Play Football bar|
So what about the MUGA and tennis courts? Well, these have been restored, up to a point. The courts have been repainted, and the nets repaired. But the old rusty pillars that hold up the nets are still old and rusty - no-one has bothered to repaint them. And the chain link fence which surrounds the courts is still just as broken and dirty as it always was.
|Tennis Courts - unloved?|
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