Bingham Park is owned by Sheffield City Council and is a grassy and wooded area just west of Endcliffe Park. The higher parts have views across the valley to Ranmoor. The Park neighbours Whitley Woods where Shepherds Wheel can be found. The park also has tennis courts, a mini golf course and a bowling green, plus an Astroturf court commonly used by local footballers.
Sadly parts of Bingham Park have seen better days and we are supporting a small group of enthusiastic residents of this area with plans to renovate and upgrade parts of the Park.
The Bingham Park Community Group is being formed with the aim of fund-raising to improve the facilities in Bingham Park (including the football and tennis courts, bowling green, golf course and surrounding green areas).
The tennis court area is the top priority - the courts have become run-down and need urgent attention. The council has ear-marked some funds but they will not be enough to upgrade the whole area.
Basic ideas are to keep the football court, renovate at least two tennis courts and one basketball / netball court, keep at least one fenced, surfaced court for a range of activities, e.g. for children learning to ride scooters/bikes, frisby, tai-chi etc.
Other ideas so far include converting some of the existing tennis courts to create a small skate park, table tennis area, bouldering area, all age gym, and a small play-park....
If you would like to get involved in helping with these renovations please let us know via the Contact us link below.
Good news for Bingham Park in 2018:
Phase 1 of the improvement works at Bingham Park tennis courts has started!
We have raised enough money to make a start on improvements to courts 1, 2 and 3 (thanks to FoPV and Bingham Park Community Group volunteers, generous donations from Coop Ecclesall Road Community Fund, Henry Boot plc and Ecclesall Theatre Company). Thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Eventually courts 1-3 will provide accessible, safe and flexible spaces for outdoor activities for individuals, groups and families. Phase 2 of the fund-raising will be for fencing, re-surfacing of these areas and installation of combined basketball / netball / mini football equipment. If you would like to be involved please get in touch.
A professional rebuild of tennis courts 4 and 5 will kickstart all the changes. The Lawn Tennis Association have provided funds for the upgrade of these two tennis courts, and they will be managed as pay-to-play courts which you can book online - this system is already running successfully at Hillsborough, Weston Park and Millhouses. The tennis courts should be ready in a few months.
For more info see: https://parkstennis.co.uk/sheffield
The remaining area (courts 6-9) will be landscaped to provide for picnics and general leisure use, and we will be inviting ideas and donations for seating and equipment as the year advances.
The intention is to radically improve the attractiveness of this piece of land after years of neglect, and to make full use of the splendid views across the valley and down to the city.
The astroturf will be retained - we are hoping the steps will be repaired soon but further upgrades will be part of future projects.
Sheffield City Council has promised more regular practical care of the whole area, and has sourced the money for the rebuild of court 4 & 5, safety works and landscaping.
More news and events coming soon!
Notes from the Bingham Park meetings.
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