Community news for Bitterne Park and nearby areas since 2005

You are Here: Home News Coming soon: a MUGA in the park
29 April 2017
"I do think the website is a wonderful local resource and I hope it goes from strength to strength."
K.M., Copsewood Road

Send your comment about the site

Sick of planes?


Get free updates straight to your inbox! Sign up below for our weekly(ish) email digest, and don't miss a thing! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Coming soon: a MUGA in the park PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:33

courtbiggerA ‘MUGA’ – or ‘Multi Use Games Area’ – could be in action in Riverside Park "by August", it was recently revealed.


The news was reported at the recent Friends of Riverside Park (FORP) AGM (March 20).

The MUGA will have a hard playing surface and fencing, and is expected to include goal posts, nets for basket and netball, and line markings for various sports. It could also be used for increasingly popular cage cricket.

It will be sited to the west of the current skateboard ramps, and following consultations it’s thought it will be generally popular, particularly with teenagers.

muga st denys

The cost is expected to be around £52,000, with funding in place from Section 106 grants and Southampton City Council. FORP say they’ve also applied to Veolia for grant funding towards general park improvements.

The Friends group says it conducted a consultation exercise with a range of park users, and the majority asked were in favour of the idea.

“We went out in the park at the weekends several times and asked people… and most people were keen for a MUGA,” said FORP chair Doug Perry.

The plans have been in the pipeline for some years: as reported, plans were outlined in detail at a previous FORP AGHM in 2014.

Pics: Library images of St Denys Community Centre MUGA're reader powered!
Without reader subscriptions and advertising, we'd have to stop publishing. If you value your local, independent website, please help us do more by taking out a regular subscription – perhaps for less than the cost of one posh coffee or a newspaper. Thanks!

Choose your subscription and use the secure Subscribe button below, or click to learn more. Thank you!

Subcription Options


Please log in to post comments. If you don't yet have an account, it's quick to register here

support us 120px

rss colour light grey open source 32pxtwitter-32facebook-32

Possibly Related