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Map of planned sports and recreational facilities in Shinfield

The future of sport and recreation in Shinfield

Find out more about all the sport and recreational facilities in Shinfield for the local community and our plans to improve them.

The University and Shinfield Parish Council are working together to improve sport and leisure facilities in Shinfield. Following a consultation held in January 2023, we have used, and will continue to use, your views to help shape these improvements.  

The plans on this site outline all the proposals that relate to sport and recreation in Shinfield that are on University land. 

If you have any questions or ideas for improvements please get in touch via email at

The plans on this page were up-to-date as of March 2024.

bicycle tracks in mud

Active travel

The University is committed to supporting and encouraging active travel across Shinfield. This plan highlights the existing and proposed active travel routes alongside areas for recreational and wildlife walks. 

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Sports pitches and facilities

A range of new community sports facilities are being provided as part of the South of the M4 scheme, some of which have already been completed and are in use.

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Potted plants and seedlings

Community Growing Garden

The University is proposing a Community Growing Garden, which could involve school allotment plots, an outdoor learning area, a nursery for woodland trees, and a community orchard.

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Sapling emerging  through leafy woodland floor

Tree for Life Garden

The Tree for Life Garden is a new initiative offering parents the opportunity to mark the birth or adoption of their child by planting a fruit tree. The scheme would also increase the range of trees, provide fruit that could be distributed to the community, and create a more attractive environment. 

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