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High Hazels Park

High Hazels Park is situated in Darnall, S9 4PE.  The main walking entrance is on Senior Road, there is a car park and entrance at the end of Catley Road.

The park is next to Tinsley Park Golf Course and 70 Acre Hill Nature Reserve.

Public toilets are in the Golf Club House.

High Hazels disabled access and facilities.

The number 52 bus runs through Darnall close to the park.

 

Features

  • Cafe

  • Children's playground with sand-pit, swings and springers

  • Adventure playground with zip-wire, trim-trail and super climbing frame

  • Sensory garden

  • Cricket pitch

  • 5-a-side football pitch

  • Tennis courts

 

Friends of High Hazels Park

In 1998, local residents formed the Friends of High Hazels Park, now a registered charity.  Their initiatives led to the Darnall Green Spaces Regeneration Project.  

Over the years the Project and the Friends group have worked together to raise money for many of the improvements.

 

History

High Hazels Estate was the home of William Jeffcock, the first Lord Mayor of Sheffield from 1850 to 1894. 

The landscaping was created by Robert Marnock, a notable designer of the period.  It was then bought by the city of Sheffield for use as a public recreation ground and was classed as one of the finest parks within the city.

The park was often used for large social gatherings.  The Easter Parade was a highlight in the year's calendar; thousands of local people would dress up and parade through the streets of Darnall, while friends and relatives came from all over Sheffield to watch. 

The parade would end in the park where the crowds relaxed playing games and enjoying live music.

Download the history of the park booklet below.

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  • Modified: Oct 2, 2015 9:00:16 AM