The Leisure Centre as it nears completion in January 2012
From Wednesday 29th February 2012 our Bristol South club based in Whitchurch moved into the brand new Hengrove Park Leisure Centre! The £35 million Leisure Centre is the latest addition to the Hengrove Park Development which saw the opening of the South Bristol Skills Academy in September 2010, and also the opening of the new South Bristol Community Hospital in March. The centre boasts an Olympic standard 50m swimming pool, a four court sports hall, a 150 station gym, a dance studio, climbing wall, creche and cafe. We are proud to be the first martial arts group invited to move into the new centre!
We use two of the four courts in the main sports hall, which has a sprung wooden floor. The days and times remain the same for all the classes. There is a multi-storey car park in front of the centre providing free parking for the first three hours of your stay (you must take your parking ticket to reception on the way out to get it validated). Also, the barrier entry system is usually open to let you through – but if not please make it clear to receptionists that you are there for the TaeKwon-Do class and they will let you through.
We said a sad farewell to the Whitchurch Community Centre, which has been home to our club since 1993, and has been a great place to train with a lot of good memories! We may on occassion go back there for special one-offs such as seminars etc. as it’s such a lovely hall, but I’m sure you will all agree that we couldn’t miss the opportunity to be in such a lovely new venue as this, with all the facilities it has to offer – and potential new TaeKwon-Do students who may now find out about us!
If you’re not sure where the new leisure centre is or how to find it, a detailed map can be found on our venues page: Hengrove. We look forward to seeing you there!