Paddington Recreation Ground

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Paddington Recreation Ground

Paddington Recreation Ground is a park in Maida Vale, City of Westminster, just north of Paddington.

The grounds are noted as the earliest public athletic ground of its kind in London.[1] Still the largest area of parkland within the City of Westminster, it attracts users who visit the Grounds for its green-space value. The ground are recognised as a Site of Local Importance for nature conservation.

Included within the grounds are 13 tennis courts, an athletics track (refurbished in 2012), two artificial grass pitches, and a bowling green . It has a field which is around 100 metres (330 ft) long and has an artificial cricket wicket. The park has a cafe which sells a selection of homemade items.

The water-based hockey pitch is home to Hampstead & Westminster Hockey Club, who have one of the best men's teams in the country, and compete in the English Premier League.

Westminster and other organisations undertook a major investment programme, which commenced in 2006 and are scheduled to take place over the next few years.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°31′49″N 0°11′29″W / 51.530239°N 0.191394°W / 51.530239; -0.191394