In September 2005, a festival marked the opening of three new play facilities in Lordship Rec:
- A freestyle skateboard/BMX area (there is an established group of youth who use this area and they are very committed to using it and one day extending it)
- A multi-use games area for football and basketball which was recently refurbished.
- An adventure play area (this unfortunately is now in a bad state and plans are being made to replace it with something new that older children and teenagers will enjoy)
The Broadwater Community Centre is abase for youth football teams who use the field in the Rec for matches.