Friends of Sandall Park are a group of like-minded people dedicated to the improvement of the park for the benefit of its human visitors, birds and resident wildlife. The group is primarily made up of volunteers who work alongside professionals from various agencies committed to regenerating the park. They are enthusiastic, forward thinking and will continue to develop the park in a way that reflects what the visitors want.
The park boasts:
- Fitness trails and a fitness station
- Disabled access; parking; picnic benches; angling pegs; play equipment
- Sensory Trails
- Herb gardens
- Enclosed Play area
- Several Picnic bench areas
- Weekly parkrun
- Resident Junior Football Teams
- Angling Club
- Wildlife and Wildfowl
- Free downloadable Tree Trail App
- Free downloadable ‘Old Sandall Park’ Trail App
- Adventure Play areas
- Café onsite
- Toilets including Radar toilet for disabled
- Wildlife areas
- Wheelchair Roundabout
- Inclusive Play Equipment
Sandall Park is an important and unique resource for the people of Doncaster as a whole, and the local community in particular. It is a vital green lung of the community which the FoSP continue to develop for the benefit of all.
The FoSP received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (an MBE for Voluntary Groups); the Duke of York Community Initiative and have recently, working with Doncaster MBC, achieved Green Flag status for the park.
Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE is the patron of the Friends of Sandall Park.
Sandall Park has a beer named after it (a red beer to reflect the history of the clay works in the park) brewed by Donny Brewery. The brewery - https://doncasterbrewery.co.uk/brewery-tap - has collected produce from the park to create future beverages, including the unique red apples.
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