Hillsborough Park

Trees, lawns and path running through Hillsborough Park
Walled garden with arched walkway over a patio planted with flowerbeds. A bench is placed to the side of the walkway.
Tarmacked pump track for biking, built on grassy field with trees in distance

Hillsborough Park is a city park located approximately 3 miles north west of the centre of Sheffield. It offers impressive play, sport and café facilities, as well as distinctive views, including a character row of poplar trees on the south side of the park.

The park is always open to the public, with a range of signage at the main gates to provide welcoming entrances. The land is relatively flat, allowing good access around the site and providing a large area of open space for multiple activities.

History of the park

The park and its many listed buildings were originally used as a grand home belonging to the Steades family, before being passed on to other local landowners. Eventually the land was divided up for auction and in 1890, part of the site was bought by the Sheffield Corporation to be used as a public park.

Admission and opening times

There is no admission charge and Hillsborough Park is open at all times.

The café is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Getting to the park

The park is located on Parkside Road, Sheffield S6 2AB.

Walking and cycling

There are walking and cycling routes from the city centre.

Public transport

The park is well served by public transport, with its own 'Hillsborough Park' tram stop on the yellow route to Middlewood.

A number of bus services also stop near Hillsborough Park.

Features and facilities


  • Pay and Display car park off Parkside Road and Hawksley Avenue

Disabled facilities

  • parking spaces and toilets


  • junior and toddler swings and climbing units
  • embankment net
  • basket swing
  • roundabout
  • springers
  • rotator
  • snake slide climbing unit
  • earth mounds, grassy banks and benches

The Coach House

  • newly renovated
  • houses a café run by Depot Bakery
  • open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm

Makers Shed

  • creative arts hub offering a range of activities such as woodwork and photography

Access Sports/British Cycling Pump Track

  • recently opened in 2022
  • open all day and free to use
  • popular with all ages and abilities
  • community club coaching and engagement activities are run here

Other sports and activities

Walled Garden

The walled garden dates back to 1779, when food was first grown there for the various owners of Hillsborough Hall. It is a hidden gem, showcasing several varieties of trees and seasonal flowers. The quiet garden provides the opportunity for visitors to relax, have a picnic and enjoy a stimulating sensory experience. It is managed by the Friends of Hillsborough Park and is the recipient of a Gold Yorkshire in Bloom Award.

Hillsborough Hall and Public Library

For over a hundred years, Hillsborough Hall was a private house. Since 1906 it has been a library, and in 1929 a single storey extension was added to accommodate a new junior library. The Hall itself is a Grade II listed building, while the library is a focal feature of the park and an welcoming community hub, with events for all ages taking place here.

Contact Parks and Countryside Service

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

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