Facilities

The Park

Sandall Park covers an area of 20.7 hectares and is an area of local beauty. Weekends and school holidays during the summer will bring many families into the park to enjoy the tranquillity and observe the wildlife.

The ducks and geese are regular benefactors with youngsters bringing their bread and cakes to feed to them.

For those more interested in expending energy, the well stocked playgrounds are too good to resist, while older members of the family can picnic nearby. Dog walking is a favourite past time and whilst the pets enjoy a good run around, they are asked to be kept on a lead to protect the wildlife.

Fishing has been reintroduced and is proving quite popular, especially with younger anglers.

   Feeding the ducks

 

Fitness Trails

The park has three fitness trails of varying length and one suitable for the less able and pushchair users. To Download a copy of the Fitness Trail leafelt including a map of the routes click here. (PDF File 1.4 Mb)

    

 

Free Rounders Equipment

The Friends of Sandall Park have a full set of rounders equipment including bats, balls, bases and rules. The equipment is available for free use by groups and families in  the park. Please contact FOSP on 0750 332 9309 or E mail sandallpark@googlemail.com to book the equipment. All we ask is that there an adult present to take responsibility for the equipment.

A good place to play on the Old Golf course area near to the cafe end. FOSP have run several 'meet the group' rounders events - see the events page for further details.

                          

Nature Trail/Outdoor classroom/picnic area

Opened on January 21st 2008 with funding from Veolia Environmental Trust, the trail is a short walk around the lake where you can see the various wildfowl, trees, insects, pond life, birds and butterflies. Meet at the 'Outdoor classroom' area next to the car park and enjoy a picnic on the benches before or after your walk - study the information boards on the various subjects and then try and spot them.

A cursory 'census' of the birds was completed on June 2nd 2005, and these were the birds seen on the lake or in the park at that time.

Canada geese + gosling; Mallard + Domestic geese, New Zealand black swan, one nesting; Thrush; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Starling; Goldfinch; Magpie; House Sparrow; Blue Tit; Great tit. Three Indian Runner Ducks have been in the park for the last six months (from May 2007).

Can you spot any other breeds?

The lake itself varies in depth from 3' to 4' and is heavily stocked with roach and rudd with a good head of tench. There are carp which run to specimen size 30lb; pike to 27lb; bream; chubb and perch. The waters have not been fished properly for 20 years and have thrived, though there are plans for ongoing restocking to take place to ensure continuous improvement. It is hoped the next stock will come from Campsall Country Park.

  

 

Corner Pin Angling Club

The contract for angling in Sandall Park is held by the Corner Pin Angling Club and will continue until February 2011. The contact for the club is Barry Boughen who can be contacted on 07748120772.

  

 

Cafe

The cafe is open 7 days a week from early morning to late afternoon, and serves breakfast and lunches. A Sunday dinner can be enjoyed on, you guessed it! Sunday, with a special rate for children and OAPs.

                        

Toilets

After several battles to keep the toilet facilities open we can now report that the toilets will be open everyday between 1st April and the end of the school holidays in September and on weekends throughout the winter. These are actually excellent facilities with disabled and baby changing facilities.

               

Playground

A childrens play area is situated on the Barnby Dun Road side of the park and is well maintained by the council. There is no vehicle access into the park at this location. Please park on the road and walk into the park.

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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