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Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field (not to be confused with Joseph Hood Recreation Ground) is one of Merton’s 13 Elite Sports Grounds and situated in Motspur Park, off Marina Avenue. The 12.75-hectare recreation ground provides facilities mainly for organised sports and games.

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields history

Sir Joseph Hood Management Plan

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Opening hours

Day Open Close
Monday - Friday 8 AM Dusk
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9 AM Dusk

Permissive footpath

At the top of the site is a permissive footpath that is required to be closed for a 24 hour period in order to maintain access rights for its users.  This closure usually occurs towards the end of December to minimise disruption.  A notice will be placed on the gate advising users prior to the closure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field is located off Marina Avenue, Motspur Park in West Barnes Ward on the southwest border of Merton and the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. The main entrance to the Playing Field is to the north of the site off Marina Avenue. There are two pedestrian entrances on the eastern boundary of the playing field towards the Morden Crematorium and Cemetery and one on the southern boundary.


  • Train: Motspur Park Station (3 minutes walk)
  • Buses: K5

Management plan

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields plan

The management plan sets out the vision for the improvement and management of Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields and provides detailed objectives and action plans achieve this vision over the next 5 years.

Maintenance plan

Maintenance plan of Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields

Conservation management plans

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Contact us

Leisure and Culture Services
8th Floor
Merton Civic Centre
London Road

Telephone: 020 8545 3678 or 020 8545 3930
Fax: 020 8545 3237

Map and directions

Larger map (Google Maps website)

This page was last updated on Monday 13 July 2015

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