Caversham Trents Football Club organised penalty shoot-outs and a martial arts group led by instructor Nazim Gokeczade gave demonstrations.
There were also fairground games, face-painting, a bouncy castle, an ice cream van and plant, book and bric-a-brac stalls run by local organisations including Chazey Women’s Institute.
The residents’ association held a raffle which raised £1,500 towards the refurbishment of the sports pavilion on the site.
The fete wasn’t going to happen this year because Reading Borough Council, a trustee of the land, was due to carry out the work but this was put on hold in April as the site is likely to be chosen as the permanent home of the Heights School, a free primary currently temporarily housed off Gosbrook Road.
Organiser Elisa Miles said: “The fete went really well even though it was smaller than usual. We don’t usually raise much money because it costs so much to put on but it’s worth it because it’s such a great event for the community.”