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Outdoor Sports

At Wodson Park

Wodson Park has an impressive selection of outdoor facilities on its 25-acre site, providing opportunities to train, compete, or simply play for fun all year round. From the first-class Stuart Storey athletics track to the floodlit 3G artificial turf football pitch, we have an outstanding range of amenities for all sports lovers. 

Athetics: The Stuart Storey Athletics Track

Several athletics clubs regularly use the Stuart Storey athletics track, named after the legendary BBC sports commentator, who is one of our trustees. Herts Phoenix Athletics Club, Special Olympics East Herts, Hertford and Ware Athletics Club and Ware Joggers can all be seen enjoying the track throughout the year. 

The track is UKA certificated and provides the following: 

  • Eight-lane, polymeric synthetic running track 
  • Two long jumps 
  • One high jump 
  • One pole vault 
  • Two javelin runways 
  • One shot putt circle 
  • One hammer/discus cage 
  • One steeplechase water jump 
  • Full floodlight coverage 
  • Public address system 
  • Purpose-built commentary box overlooking the track 

The track is available for hire for meetings and events, with the equipment, commentary box and public address system available separately. 

For more information, visit the contact page.

Phoenix Athletics Club
Wodson Park - Herts Phoenix Athletics

Football

Wodson Park is a proud advocate of grassroots football in East Hertfordshire and its facilities are used by a number of local clubs. 

Available for hire are: 

  • One full-size grass pitch 
  • One floodlit full-size grass pitch with a covered stand for up to 50 spectators 
  • One FA-approved  and FIFA-recommended one-star floodlit 3G artificial turf pitch. This can be used as a full-size pitch or divided into four five-a-side pitches 

Wodson Park’s partner football clubs:

For more information, click the button below.

3G artificial turf pitch

We want everyone to enjoy playing on our 3G artificial turf pitch. 

Community use 

Bury Rangers FC and Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust run all-inclusive football sessions on Saturdays from 10.45am to noon. For more information, contact the clubs.

Pay and play

The pitches are open for ad-hoc bookings (subject to availability) during school holidays and Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm.   

Artificial 3D pitch for football at Wodson Park

Correct Footwear

It looks like natural grass and has similar playing characteristics, providing a firm grip and allowing good ball control. To avoid the risk of injury, or damage to the surface, it is important that you wear the correct footwear.

The booking terms and conditions say:

  • The 3G artificial turf football pitch hirer is responsible for physically checking the footwear of ALL users before they go on to the pitch;
  • If a member of Wodson Park Sports & Leisure Centre’s staff sees anybody wearing incorrect footwear on our 3G artificial turf football pitch, they will bring it to the hirer’s attention and advise them of the 3G artificial football pitch booking terms and conditions; and
  • Wodson Park Sports & Leisure Centre reserves the right to exclude any user(s) from our 3G artificial Turf football pitch.

Please ensure all boots are clean before you go on the pitch as muddy footwear can damage the surface.

Acceptable footwear for 3G Artificial Turf - Wodson Park

The F2 Academy

Wodson Park is home to the F2 Academy, a full-time football and education scholarship for teenagers aged 16 and above. It was established in 2017 by The F2 Freestylers, Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove, world-renowned football freestylers who found fame through their YouTube channel. 

The Academy offers two programmes: 

  • BTEC (16-18 years) 
  • Degree (18+) 

The unrivalled football and sports education, coupled with media experience, is led by UEFA coaches; strength and conditioning coaches; sports therapists and performance analysts.  

For more information, email academy@thef2.com or visit https://www.vluk.org/study-with-us/f2-academy

Netball

Wodson Park offers excellent facilities for netball, whether you want to use them for training, competitions or league matches. They are already used regularly by Wodson Park Netball Club and Hertford Hornets. 

We have four floodlit outdoor courts that can be hired by the hour. 

Tennis

Wodson Park is keen to support the development of the next Andy Murray or Emma Raducanu and offers two floodlit outdoor hard courts that can be hired by the hour for training or competitions. 

Contact us to make a booking.

Buggy Fit Circuits

Our buggy circuit class is a postnatal fitness programme for mums with their babies in their buggies, and is a great way to: 

  • Get fit 
  • Lose weight 
  • Make friends 
  • Avoid or alleviate symptoms of post-natal depression 

The workouts cater for all fitness levels, by combining cardiovascular and toning exercises including walking and running with exercises to improve posture, muscle strength and fitness levels that have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. 

Classes are outdoors on our athletics track and run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 09:30am – 10:15am. .  

All classes run for 45 minutes, and cost: 

  • £6.50 per class

Wear comfortable clothing and trainers and remember to bring: 

  • A towel/mat for any floor work 
  • A waterproof coat 
  • A rain cover for your buggy 

You don’t have to make a booking for our buggy circuit classes, as long as you’ve had your post-natal check with your doctor before attending. Buggy circuit classes 

Bootcamps

We have two outdoor bootcamps: 

  • Strength&Co offer classes in the evenings and Sunday mornings.  For more information see their website:  strengthand.com.   
Women in exercise outfit laughing after finishing a workout.

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