Fitness in parks

There are various fitness classes and sports coaching activities taking part in parks across Sheffield.

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Organising a fitness activity in parks

To organise a fitness class or sports coaching activity in one of our parks, you must get permission from us and meet certain conditions.

The essential requirements for a fitness or coaching activity are (but not limited to):

  • Liability Insurance to the minimum value of £5m cover (£10m if the activity involves children)
  • Employee Liability Insurance (if necessary)
  • Disclosure Barring Service check/overview (DBS)
  • risk assessment (including Covid-19 secure measures)
  • relevant qualifications/certificates
  • first aid certificate
  • price list

Make a provisional booking to organise a fitness activity in parks

You can make a provisional booking on our online booking system, giving a minimum of 10 working days to be considered. You will need to pay the site fee in advance.

To discuss your proposal beforehand, please email

Outdoor Gyms

There are free outdoor gyms across Sheffield in various parks and green spaces.

  • Addy Street
  • Chapeltown Park
  • Charnock Recreation Ground
  • Dyche Lane
  • Dyke Vale Open Space
  • Endcliffe Park, Ecclesall Road
  • Green Oak Recreation Ground
  • Hollinsend Recreation Ground
  • Lydgate Lane
  • Millhouses Park
  • Ponderosa
  • Richmond Park
  • Ruskin Park
  • St George's Court
  • Tannery Close/Skelton Lane

Contact Parks and Countryside Service

Centre in the Park
Norfolk Heritage Park
Guildford Avenue
S2 2PL

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