Posted 10 Nov 2011
Millhouses Park Sheffield is a 30 acre, award-winning public park next to the River Sheaf. Founded in 1930, the park was built on the site of an ancient corn mill and debuted with a range of sports fields, a swimming pool and a large boating lake. It has grown considerably and now boasts a children’s playground, skate park, woodlands and a natural habitat for a variety of fish. In 2011, the park was presented with the Green Flag Award for its eco-friendly facilities and lush landscaping. If you are planning on visiting the park there are plenty of fine hotels in Sheffield to choose from, however if you want convenience, look no further than Jurys Inn as it is just 10 minutes from the park.

Water Attractions

The Splash! Project is located on the site of the old swimming pool and has reintroduced water play back to the park. The idea is to educate while entertaining visitors with interactive devices like an Archimedes screw, hand pumps and see-saws that pump water. The water from the area is released into a recycling tank where it can be used for watering the plants, feeding the toilets and filling the boating lake. Paddle boats and remote controlled boats are available to patrons as well.

The <strong>Fishway Project </strong>converted the old paddling pools into a natural habitat allowing trout and other fish to spawn. Now they can bypass the two weirs on the River Sheaf, so they can swim upstream. The complex design incorporates overhangs, rock pools and resting places that completely mimic the trouts' natural habitat.

Sporting Attractions

Millhouses Park Sheffield is all about sports and having fun. It is absolutely packed with accommodations for sports-minded people and their friends.

• The skate park is the first place youngsters want to go. It’s gnarly! • Football fields invite friendly competition. • The newly-installed zip wire is a real thrill to ride. Hang on tight! • Crown bowling greens are for those who prefer a more sedate sport. • The cricket pitch is wildly popular for both players and observers. • The children's play area gives youngsters plenty to do while the older kids are off playing sports. • Tennis courts are always popular. Grab a racket and get into a match. • A 9-hole putting course is a great place to practice your stroke or have a game.

Special Events

The park provides its own funding through various special events. For instance, every year there’s a festival with live bands, crafts and a duck race on the River Sheaf.

A day at Millhouses Park Sheffield is fun for the whole family. Bring your favorite R/C boat, your most comfortable bathing suit and your sense of adventure. There's plenty awaiting you at this popular public site. Just show up and have fun!

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