Spider Park (Wisewood) - Consultation

Closed 31 Aug 2020

Opened 22 May 2020

Feedback expected 25 Oct 2020

Results updated 2 Mar 2021


Community consultation on the new Spider Park was undertaken between 22nd May 2020 - 31st August 2020 (the results of which are available here or accessible below. The comments and suggestions gained from stakeholders, residents and the wider community were used in the development of an updated concept design for the new Spider Park.  Further feedback on the concept design was sought from the local community between December 2020 - January 2021.

A final design for the new Park and Playground has now been completed and is available here:

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Parks & Countryside Service will be progressing with the procurement of the project in the late Spring. Pending project approvals we expect construction to commence by late Summer 2021, with completion of the Park and Playground in the Autumn of 2021.

If you want any further information on the project please contact Sheffield City Council's Parks & Countryside Service via


0114 2500500





Sheffield City Council’s Parks and Countryside Service are consulting on the long awaited development of the new Spider Park (the current name is very much a work in progress and is yet to be decided) , which will be located on the corner of Rural Lane and Laird Road, between the Riva Project and the Wisewood Leisure Centre (Sheffield, S6)

After gathering local views and opinions in 2013 a concept design of what the park could potentially look like was developed (insert link to plans). We are now revisiting these plans in order to;

  • Understand if this concept design still meets the hopes and aspirations of the local community? 

  • Provide an opportunity to contribute your opinions on the changes you feel are required to make Spider Park a high quality greenspace fit for the current community and future generations.



Why we are consulting

The aim of this consultation is to confirm priorities for the site and understand wider local users views & opinions to help build detailed designs for the site improvements that will contribute to delivering a high quality green space for the local community.

N.B. This initial survey is being progressed online only during the current national Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the resultant social distancing guidance. We will endeavour to undertake further consultation with the local community and local stakeholders when/where possible. 

Publishing/Privacy Statement

We may choose to use your comments/ideas within project documents, press releases or online (social media or website). Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that you are happy for your name to be linked to your comment/s for example John S said...."Spider Park would really benefit from..."

Updating and removing contact details

If you wish to have your contact details removed or updated at any time, please contact us on 0114 2500500 or email parksandcountryside@sheffield.gov.uk

Other formats

If you know someone that may like to take part who requires a paper copy of the survey, please let us know.

What happens next

By sharing your views and opinions this will help us to analyse common themes and suggestions in order to start drawing up detailed proposals for the changes. Once these have been drafted we will then present the proposals back to the community through our online social media pages, paper copies in local spaces for comment and at public meetings/events. 


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  • Wisewood


  • Anyone from any background


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