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
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
We were kindly offered a tour of High Hazels Park in Darnall. So on a blustery February day we set off to meet Paul Campbell from the Friends of High Hazels Park. High Hazels park is one of Sheffield’s heritage parks and is undoubtedly one of the city’s finest. It’s life as a park started … More High Hazels Park
For out 101st park we visited the Olympic Legacy Park in Attercliffe. This has the honour of being the only park that has been created since we started the project! Built on the site on the old Don Valley Arena, the site stays true to the area’s sporting heritage and name sake. It features a … More Olympic Legacy Park
On New Year’s Day 2018 we visited our 100th park! Meersbrook Park took the accolade and we were delighted to be joined by Diane from the Council’s Park and Countryside service!