344. General provision of facilities.

A local authority1 may provide in its area such recreational facilities as it thinks fit2. This includes power to provide indoor facilities and outdoor facilities for games and swimming3, and facilities for boating, water skiing and fishing4, as well as power to provide premises for the use of clubs or societies having athletic, social or recreational objects5. A local authority6 may provide a boating pool in any park or pleasure ground provided by it or under its management or control7, and where there is a lake or other water in a park or pleasure ground provided by or under