Skip to the content

Parks and Leisure

Newly refurbished Ecclesfield Tennis Courts

Ecclesfield Park tennis courts reopen after renovation

Ecclesfield Park tennis courts in Sheffield have officially reopened following renovations.

Cllr Crossland with volunteers and members of the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust holding a official Green Flag

Two more Sheffield Parks officially recognised amongst the best in the Country

Pounds Park and the Sheffield General Cemetery have been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Outside of Sheffield City Hall

Global venue management company announced as new operator for Sheffield City Hall

ASM Global has been announced as the new operator of Sheffield City Hall, as of January 2025.  

View of the outside of Rose Garden Cafe in Graves Park

Structural report says Rose Garden Café is safe to open more fully

Structural engineers have confirmed that scaffolding, which is currently propping up the roof on the Rose Garden Café in Graves Park, can now be removed.

Stocksbridge Leisure Centre staff outside

Sheffield leisure facilities set for energy efficiency boost

Local leisure facilities are set to become more energy efficient, with Government funding secured to help them reduce energy consumption and carbon output.

(From left to right) Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee, Andrew Davison, Project Director at Queensberry, and Valerie Donaldson, General Manager of Radisson Blu Sheffield.

Opening date set for Sheffield’s flagship hotel

Sheffield City Centre’s flagship Radisson Blu hotel, which boasts 154 rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant, is due to open this Summer with booking available next week.

Robert Marnock Plaque

Sheffield Botanical Gardens first curator to be honoured in park

The first curator and designer of the historic Sheffield Botanical Gardens is to be commemorated with the installation of a blue plaque that celebrates his work and achievements.

Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve

Sheffield species set to thrive thanks to new funding

Funding has been secured to enhance natural habitats in the South-East of Sheffield, around the Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve, to help important wildlife species to thrive.

Library books

Community Hub Libraries to keep five day week opening hours

After receiving positive feedback from users, hub libraries will now be open five full days a week.

Tramlines Festival

Tramlines granted approval to remain at Hillsborough Park

Tramlines Festival has been given Council approval to continue taking place at H ...

Norton Nurseries, Graves Park

Glass houses at Norton Nurseries to be restored for food growing

The glass houses at Norton Nurseries in Sheffield’s Graves Park are to be restored and a new operator will be commissioned to grow food in the space.

Rose Garden Cafe

Plans to restore Rose Garden Café progress

Plans have moved forward for the restoration and refurbishment of Rose Garden Café, including the appointment of an independent chair for the Rose Garden Café Partnership. 

People biking at Parkwood Springs - Marketing Sheffield

Sheffield’s Festival of the Outdoors to return in 2024

Kicking off Sheffield's outdoor season, The Festival of the Outdoors will be back in March 2024 for a full month of events and activities.

Sheffield Cemetery

Plan to futureproof Sheffield’s bereavement services to be developed

Sheffield’s burial provision is set to be futureproofed in new plans. Sheffield City Council is developing a new strategy that aims to ensure there is a high-quality bereavement service available to the people of Sheffield for years to come.

Hillsborough Park Aerial

Planning permission submitted for Hillsborough Park Multi-Activity Hub

Plans have been submitted to build a new Multi-Activity Hub in Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park, which will include all new tennis courts, a multi-use games area, mini golf, a new café and more.

Central Library, Sheffield

Roadmap to establish future of Central Library and Graves Gallery building to be decided

Sheffield City Council is taking steps to identify the future use of the building. 

Newly refurbished pitches at Woodbourn Road

Sheffield sport and leisure services set to be transformed in 10-year plan

Sheffield City Council have launched their Sport and Leisure Strategy, which aims to place Sheffield at the forefront of sport, physical activity, leisure, and wellbeing in the UK. The strategy sets out the Council’s ambition to have facilities, activities and services, which are modern, welcoming, inclusive and meet the needs of everybody in Sheffield – encouraging more people to be more active, more often.

Generic street tree

Council raises concerns for Sheffield's street trees due to planned fibre broadband work across the city

On behalf of Sheffield City Council, Council Leader Tom Hunt has responded to concerns the Council has regarding potential damage to Sheffield's street trees, during the installation of telegraph poles and overhead wires where improvements to fibre broadband are being made. 

Tree being planted in Weston Park

Tree to celebrate the King’s Coronation planted in Weston Park

In celebration of His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation earlier this year, a commemorative tree has been planted in Sheffield’s Weston Park. As one if the final initiatives of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique, UK-wide tree planting scheme, originally created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 – commemorative trees were gifted to each county in celebration of His Majesty’s Coronation, in May of this year.

Rose Garden Cafe

Steps taken to establish Rose Garden Café partnership

Steps taken to establish Rose Garden Café partnership Applications are now open for members of the public to join the Rose Garden Café Partnership, with openings for partner members and a chair.

Parkwood Springs

Levelling Up: More than £19million for ambitious Parkwood Springs plans

Sheffield City Council’s exciting plans for Parkwood Springs have been awarded m ...

Hillsborough Park landscape with pond and trees

Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed

Statement on Hillsborough Park fencing being removed.  

L-R: Chris West, Head of Operations at Keltbray, Louise Pavitt, Major Project Director at Keltbray, Lucia Lorente-Arnau, Principal Development Officer and Cllr Ben Miskell, Chair of Transport, Regeneration and Climate Committee.

Contractor appointed to transform historic Castlegate into green space

Exciting plans to transform one of the most historic parts of Sheffield city centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of the lead contractor.

Fargate containers

Future community uses for containers to be decided

The future community use of eight containers is to be decided at the Strategy and Resources Committee on Monday, November 20th. Proposals from six community groups for the containers, which used to sit at the top of Fargate, are to be considered.

Schoolchildren in front row on tennis court in yellow hi-vis with SCC officers, Councillor Richard Williams, Friends of Hollinsend Park and LTA officers

More tennis courts open to all after refurbishment

Hollinsend Park Tennis Court has officially reopened after renovations funded by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Tennis Foundation, Government funding and Sheffield City Council.

Rose Garden Café building front elevation with green door, black and white exterior and brick, white railings along outdoor path

Long-term future of Rose Garden Café to be decided

A decision on the long-term future of the Rose Garden Café in Graves Park is to be made at an Extraordinary Charity Trustee Sub-Committee on Wednesday 18 October.

A CGI image of the Adelphi Cinema proposal

Levelling Up: Adelphi Cinema in Attercliffe out to market

Sheffield City Council acquired the former cinema earlier this year as part of the Attercliffe Levelling Up project and aims to develop the much-loved building into a vibrant and cultural hub, supporting the local community and wider.

A crowd of people facing the camera with their hands in the air whilst they watch a band

Tramlines: the impact of events on Sheffield’s economy and parks

Events bring millions to Sheffield’s economy, generate community pride and support the wellbeing of residents, according to a new report from Sheffield City Council that looks at the impact of events on the city, including Tramlines.   

Stone building amongst trees with The Shelter written on the side

New café for Whirlow Brook Park

A new park café has opened this week, in a refurbished old public toilet and bus shelter in the beautiful grounds of Whirlow Brook Park, a popular beauty spot for walkers, local people and families.

Visitors enjoying the different artwork displayed at Art in the Gardens, among a scenic background of trees

Botanical Gardens set to be awash with creativity at Art in the Gardens 2023

Art in the Gardens, one of the largest outdoor art markets in the north of England, returns on 2-3 September at Sheffield’s beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Sheffield skyline

Committee endorses amendments to Draft Local Plan

Amendments to the Draft Local Plan in response to public consultation will be referred to Full Council for consideration after they were endorsed by the Strategy & Resources Committee today.

Containers in Sheffield City Centre

Containers: Applications for community uses now open

Applications are now open to secure a container for community uses across Sheffield.