Playground in Chapeltown Park
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Friends of Chapeltown Park

Welcome to Chapeltown Park. We are located 5.6 miles north of Sheffield’s city centre. We have two access points – 1 via Cowley Lane and the other on Station Road S35 2XG (which has a little car park). We have a range of facilities and features that is available for all:

• Playground for younger children.

• An outdoor gym.

• Ancient woodland area.

• Pump track for BMX in the woodland area

• War memorial.

• Bandstand (where we also hold our free monthly events).

• Woodland seating area in our Butterfly Glade.

• Oxley orchard and wildlife area.

• New handrails up to the bandstand in 2018.

So why not come and visit our park whether it’s to do a brisk walk, use our gym facilities, have a picnic or just sit and enjoy the views across the park. We are easily accessible by public transport and have a train stop with links from Sheffield, Barnsley and Leeds.

A recent survey on our Facebook page (which has 1400 followers) resulted in over 3000 views/150 likes and 20 shares. Comments are that it is not just the elderly who would benefit from this project but people with mobility problems or those having difficulty with balance. Also everyone in winter and rainy weather as the paths are very slippery when wet or icy.

Chapeltown Park had suffered from years of neglect before we made improvements to play and recreational facilities for everyone and put on varied monthly events to encourage people to use the park to its full potential. This has been extremely successful in regenerating both the park and the local area. The whole community (5000+ in the immediate area) benefit from these improvements and it is now a vibrant and fun place to visit. We put on a varied programme such as kite flying, Easter egg hunts, mini beasts, grass sledging, Halloween party, band concert, making bird feeders etc.

We would like to thank Park View Estate residents group for their kind donation of £165 to Park funds. These are funds which remained after the group disbanded and the remaining members decided to kindly split the donation between us and Chapeltown in Bloom. We are currently installing new benches in the park so the donation will be used as part of this project. Many thanks.

Projects since we obtained charity status in 2007 include:

• Natural children’s play area in 2012

• CCTV for the play area

• An outdoor gym in 2016

• A “big 6” swing in 2017

• An arched park sign in 2017 and street signs

• A pump track BMX track in the woodland in 2011

• A handrail up to the War Memorial in 2016

• Cleared the railings around the War Memorial 2016

• Cleared woodland and made a Butterfly glade in 2009

• New handrails up to the bandstand in 2018

Thank you to our sponsors:

Lottery funded Ground Work SPAR logo

Upcoming events

Saturday 22nd June

Time tbc

Dog Show

More details to follow.

Saturday 6th July

11.00am to 3.00pm

Chapeltown Gala

More details to follow.

Thursday 22nd August

Time tbc

Grass Sledging

More details to follow.

Sunday 1st September

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Band Concert

More details to follow.

Saturday 26th October

Time tbc


More details to follow.

November - date tbc

Time tbc

Making bird

More details to follow.