Popular Scunthorpe park gets a makeover 

11:11, Tuesday, 28th July 2020

North Lincolnshire Council is carrying out enhancement works at Sheffield Park in Scunthorpe to improve the open space for the local community.

Sheffield Park has been a popular place for families for many years and the improvements will ensure this is the case for many years to come.

A fully resurfaced entrance and boulevard has transformed the entrance to the park, which highlights the variety of trees including Copper Beech and Blue Spruce.

The main entrance gates have been polished and re-painted, and pavements and walking areas are being redefined.

Old fencing from within the park has been removed to open up the space and create a bigger grassed area.

The play facilities are receiving a boost with additional skating ramps.

Designated areas in the park are being prepared for bulb planting and wild meadow areas provide colour and encourage more insects to the park.

Many of the trees are being thinned and attended to, with any cuttings being chipped and utilised within the meadow areas of the park.

A key area of the park is being prepared for further enhancement. The will be an opportunity for the local community to get involved to ensure it is a place where families want to visit.

The council would like to create a ‘Friends of Sheffield Park’ group to keep the community connected and take a role in maintaining and developing the park. People interested in becoming a ‘Friend of Sheffield Park’ can call the council on 01724 297000.

The council will be looking at other parks across the county to identify where further improvements can be made.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Environment, said:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has given many people a greater appreciation for, and enjoyment of, open spaces and there are lots of brilliant places to explore in North Lincolnshire. By carrying out these works it will make sure Sheffield Park continues to be a welcoming and enjoyable place for families to visit.

“We pride ourselves on our green spaces in North Lincolnshire and recognise the many benefits they have on our health and wellbeing. This is why we have committed to carrying out improvement works at a number of our parks.

“We are now looking to create a ‘Friends of Sheffield Park’ group and would encourage people in the local community to get involved.”