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Sandall Park, Doncaster

Categories: Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Sandall Park is a park in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. The park covers 69 acres and is located in Wheatley and is the one of the biggest leisure parks in Doncaster.HistoryBefore 1841 the land was the site of a brick works and the lake is a result of the extraction of clay from the area. It was 1940 before the park was officially opened as a park.FeaturesThe Park plays host to 3 football pitches, 1 fishing lake which prior to 1980s the lake had small boats for park users to use hence the park is known locally as the 'Boating Lake' which is now used for angling. There is also a smaller pond named 'the bog pond'. 2 playgrounds one of which has been newly created with funding from central government through the playbuilder scheme and the Veolia Environmental Trust the playground includes equipment which encourages children's balance and fitness and a children’s play train which reflects the heritage of the park as there was once a children's train in the park which was removed in the late 1970s. There are also 3 fitness trails with fitness equipment.Friends of Sandall ParkThe Friends of Sandall Park is a registered charity formed in 2003 which is committed to the promotion, support, assistance and regeneration of the park. In 2011 the group won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The award which is the equivalent to an MBE and is the highest award that can be made to a voluntary group was made for their continued efforts in the park which benefits both park visitors and wildlife. The group has also won awards locally including the pride in Doncaster Love Where You Live Award 2012, Doncaster Free Press Community Environmental Award.
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  • Haven't been here since we used to go rowing on the "boating lake" as kids. What a dump ! The paths are difficult to walk on. They are covered in animal droppings, and the whole place stinks! Will not...  read more »
  • Having never been to the park before I had no idea what to expect. However, upon arrival the surroundings were beautiful with a view of the lake in front of you and ample green grass to sit around and...  read more »
  • Today we visited the park for the first time. There were 9 of us ranging from 84yrs to 5weeks old. We stayed at the park for about 4 hours. The children fed the ducks and played having a brilliant tim...  read more »
  • Great park, kids love it.
  • Very quiet!
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