Sandall Park, Doncaster

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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 and a fishing lake and a smaller lake. Prior to the 1980s the fishing lake had small boats for park users to use hence the park is known locally as the 'Boating Lake'. There are also 2 children playgrounds, one of which was built in 2010. The funding for the second playground came 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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  • Very easy to park and get to. We often come for a walk round the lake which is a steady 20 minute stroll. We generally go round twice and the scenery is great  more »
  • It’s a nice park with a nice cafe. Good for young children and a nice walk. Down side is lots of goose poo on the paths.  more »
  • Fab bacon butties! kids enjoyed their dinners, something for everyone. Very reasonably priced and friendly helpful staff.  more »
  • I really like coming here to disconnect from the Town and it's noise. You can come here by car or bus, and even in bicycle or to walk your dog. Have a picnic with your loved ones... or simply come on your own with some music while you enjoy a nice walk.
  • Perfect place for all the family and doesn't cost a penny. Perfect for picnics and sports or a gentle stroll.
  • Vastly improved in recent years thanks to "Friends of Sandal Park" a clean and reasonably well maintained public area. Great in Summer
  • Lovely lake with ducks and plenty of space for playing or walking , children's play area is excellent.
  • Excellent place to visit as a family. Open spaces for walks, picnics and a kick around with the ball. Good childrens parks and busy little cafe. Lovely place.

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