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The day was bright but certainly breezy and oh soooo cold! Which made the brilliant turnout even more impressive. A change in format of the egg hunt tested the brains of everyone - and the parents thought the day was for kids! A massive thankyou to EVERYONE who supported the event, our event sponsors Ready Steady Store and Council Safer Neighbourhood Team - and of course our volunteers.
At last after three years of bad weather the Proms in the Park 2012 finally went ahead. With a poor forecast all week initial numbers were low - until the sun came out and then people arrived in droves - with some still turning up very near the end of the performance. Another fantastic performance from the Doncaster Concert Band. Another free concert where the Friends of Sandall Park made a healthy profit! Our thanks to EVERYONE for their very kind donations.
The launch of the Adventure Playground - funded by The Veolia Environmental Trust took place on the day of the Hook a Duck Championships and Easter Egg Hunt. The actual launch was carried out by a member of the Trust and the Civic Mayor of Doncaster. Our thanks to everyone who has supported the project especially Veolia who are becoming great friends of Sandall Park.
A survey has shown that one of the biggest reasons that people visit the park is to feed the ducks. There are huge range of ducks and birds and the information boards identify most of them. The Black Swans are the star of the show for us as they are permanently resident and they lend their own image to the FOSP logo.
Nostalgia seems to be a common theme in the park. Everyone remembers the 'boating lake' and the steam train but unfortunately we have no photo's of the train. If you are interested in the nostagic side of the park have a look at the history page or click 'nostagia' in the categories to the right on this page.
Since angling started again in September 2010 it has proved VERY popular and the 'Anglers' and 'Friends' of Sandall Park have forged a brilliant working team for the benefit of the park as a whole. We are therefore proud to show the world what great fishermen we have in the park in this Hall of Fame as nominated by the Anglers of Sandall Park themselves. Well done guys.