Sportspark originally opened its doors for the first time in 2000. Funded primarily by the Lottery and Sports England it has become one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK. Our success has been achieved through providing an accessible facility that offers a diverse range of activities with an operating policy that maximises the number of different people who can use the facility at affordable prices. Offering pay and play access as well as membership options has proven popular with our users and enabled Sportspark to generate sufficient income to keep the facility sustainable. In more recent years, in keeping with the philosophy of ongoing re-investment into and maintenance of the facilities, we have been able to further extend and refurbish the facilities. Sportspark works within the community in an effort to develop greater participation. Our relationships with Sport England, Active Norfolk, our neighbouring district councils, as well as schools and colleges in the region have led to a number of new programming opportunities with sport's National Governing Bodies (NGB's) as part of extending our support for sport in the community. Programming is at the heart of everything we do and we are always searching for new opportunities to engage with those that aren't currently users of Sportspark.
In January 2015 Sportspark was recognised by Quest and awarded the 2014/15 mystery shopper 'centre of excellence' award. The award was part of a Quest assessment which is a tool used by the leisure industry to assess standards and good practice and allows centres to benchmark their performance against other similar organisations. The judging looked at 614 leisure facilities around the country with only the Sportspark receiving the prestigious award.
In 2018, we were awarded the 'Excellent for facilities in Quest" after a 2 day assessement.
Annual Performance Statement: Financial Year - August 2012 to July 2013
Annual Performance Statement: Financial Year - August 2013 to July 2014
Annual Performance Statement: Financial Year - August 2014 to July 2015
Annual Performance Statement: Financial Year - August 2015 to July 2016
Annual Performance Statement: Financial Year - August 2016 - July 2017 (This document includes our Business Development Plans for 2017 -18)