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.
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.
We are very pleased to report that the #BigLotteryFund have awarded us funding for a brilliant new handrail project in Chapeltown Park to allow access to the park.
In 3 week’s time work will start to fit two sets of handrails along the main paths in our very steep and hilly park to allow our older and infirm visitors access to the park and to our monthly free events. The proposed handrail will be for 2-tier railings in green or black to fit in with the environment and will be installed in two sections:
• From Newton Hall entrance up to the children’s playground and
• From the playground up to the bandstand area
For years our visitors have complained about the lack of handrails to help them to climb the steep inclines to reach the children’s playground and to get up to the bandstand area where our events are held. Some of our trustees, who walk their dogs in the park, have done verbal surveys over a number of months to ask what people thought about trying to get railings and dozens of people have said that railings would be brilliant.
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.
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
Thank you to our sponsors:
9th September 2018
Located at the Bandstand. All welcome. Also if you have difficulty getting up the hill it is possible to bring your car into the park - entry just past Carters Garage on Station Road.