Winning start for state of the art sports facility in Lennoxtown

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Lennoxtown High Park football pitches

It may have been heartbreak for Scotland at Euro 2024, however a homegrown success story has notched up an amazing result.

A fantastic new football facility created by East Dunbartonshire Council at Lennoxtown High Park opened its doors on 4 April 2024 and in just two months received 2,214 visits – an incredible 50 times more than the whole of 2023!

The multi-million pound project has transformed an under-used sports field into a new, state-of-the-art, all-weather sports pitch.

Lennoxtown High Park is currently busy with club teams and training sessions for children, as well as youth and adult age groups – Monday to Thursday (evenings) and all day on Saturdays for matches.

This is an important asset for the people of Lennoxtown and we are proud to have been involved in the delivery of the project along with our partner Morgan Sindall for East Dunbartonshire Council.”

Rachel Park
SCAPE Scotland Framework Manager

The original grass playing fields have been replaced by a single 3G astroturf pitch which now means that it can be used throughout the year as opposed to the previously restricted use during the winter months.

The existing single storey pavilion has been extended to increase capacity and now boasts two new changing rooms, in addition to the original two, as well as toilet and shower facilities and an equipment store.

Other improvements to the site include drainage and ground retention works - in order to alleviate issues with standing surface water - and floodlighting to the pitch. Spectator standing areas have also been included as well as additional parking for both cars and bikes with associated street lighting.

The project was delivered by our construction partner Morgan Sindall who completed the task ahead of schedule.

The completed facility is owned by the Council but is managed and operated by East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust (EDLC).