Heeley People’s Park is a little different to other parks in Sheffield – it’s entirely owned by people and businesses that love it. It’s independence from the Council really shows as the park has an entirely different vibe to other parks around. The park was built on previously abandoned land which had been cleared of … More Heeley People’s Park
We are delighted to announce the soft launch of our app! It is out now for iPhones and will be coming soon for Android. The app has been developed off the back of the map we created to track our park finding journey. We then used this as the base to add in search options … More Sheffield Park Project – the app!
Park hunting took an unexpected pause this, along with the rest of the world, when Covid-19 hit at the beginning of 2020! We squeezed in a final park visit around Heeley in early March 2020, but after that we had to wait until July 2020 before we could make it out again. Parks were so … More Covid and Parks
As the sun was shining, we decided it would be a perfect opportunity to take our new babies for their first ever picnic. But which park to go to!? We decided to hit the SPP archives and we came across a park we first visited in the early days of the project, Manor Fields Park. … More A picnic in Manor Fields Park
During 2018 we have been developing an app to help the people of Sheffield find and access parks and green spaces! You can read all about the app in our blog post here We need your help! We are in need of iPhone users to test the first version of the app when it is … More Testing our new app
… More Testing our new app
Both Laura and Jenni got exciting news recently – they are both having babies in 2019! Laura’s is arriving first in January and Jenni’s is following in March. We may need a little break from the project, but we’re fully intending to keep on with our mission, just with babies in tow. It may mean a bit … More SPP Junior!
SPP the app is currently in development and will be an exciting next step for our project. Using the map we have been building since the project started, the app will allow the people of Sheffield to find the parks and green space within their communities, or to discover new places. The app will have … More Sheffield Park Project the App!
The 4th March 2018 marked a whole year since Sheffield Park Project began! We thought it would be a good time to reflect on our experiences. Has the project been what you expected? Laura: Better than expected and I feel that SPP has become so much more than just visiting parks. Jenni: Yes, I agree. We now … More A year of SPP