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New Leyton Sports Play Area to Open with Free Family Fun

The brand new Leyton Sports Play Area will have its grand opening on Saturday 25 March, and residents are invited to join the celebrations while trying the fantastic new facilities on offer.


The new play area, funded by Waltham Forest Council, has been built at the northern end of Leyton Sports Ground on the site of a former bowling green.


The Sports Play Area will feature a range of facilities for young children including a mini-basketball court, table tennis and a mini-cycle track. The area will also offer feature educational facilities including a children’s food growing facility and storytelling area.


The new Play Area will be officially opened by Council Leader Chris Robbins on Saturday 25 March at 1.30pm. Residents are invited to come down and celebrate the grand opening, with a host of free family activities on offer including face painting from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Residents will be able to access the new Play Area via Brewster Road (E10 6RG).


Council Leader Chris Robbins said: “I am delighted that the Leyton Sports Play Area is ready to open. We’ve been able to transform this area that was no longer being utilised into a brilliant new facility that will help introduce young children to sport, as well as offering a number of educational opportunities. The fantastic facilities we have introduced can be enjoyed by the local community for many years to come.”


The new Play Area is one of a number of improvements that the Council is making to Leyton Sports Ground to ensure that it continues to be a valuable asset for the local community. Other improvements include the restoration and renovation of the pavilion and other buildings, and new metal railings replacing concrete panels around the perimeter of the site.


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