Hillsborough Park Activity Hub Proposal

Closed 2 May 2022

Opened 4 Apr 2022


Through the Better Parks initiative, Sheffield Parks and Countryside would like to enhance the Multi-Use Games Area [MUGA] and tennis courts in Hillsborough Park. We would like to hear the opinions and preferences of local people and park users, to help guide the direction of this project. 

Proposal Outline:

SCC’s Parks and Countryside Service wish to develop an Activity Hub on the site of the current tennis courts and multi-use games area of Hillsborough Park. This Activity Hub will include key sports facilities, brand new tennis courts, a great range of physical activity opportunities (including a new multi-use games area), plus welfare services that will help sustain these facilities. This will have the benefit of providing a great range of recreational opportunities broadening the audiences able to use and enjoy Hillsborough Park for their health and wellbeing.

Following on from the feedback obtained from the Hillsborough Forward Plan Consultation in 2021, we have listened and heard that park users would like to see: 
- Enhanced sport and activity facilities.
- Increased visitor facilities e.g. toilets.
- Further safety developments e.g. extension of the lit areas in the park.

More broadly, the Forward Plan consultation emphasised just how important Hillsborough Park is for local people's health and wellbeing and how access to community green space is so vital. Having listened and reflected on this feedback, we have developed this proposal with the aim to deliver on a number of these asks. The full report from this consultation can be found at the bottom of this page.

What is Better Parks?

The Better Parks initiative is an ambitious and innovative plan to enhance public enjoyment of Sheffield’s parks, woodlands and green spaces.

High quality green spaces make a major contribution to people’s health and wellbeing, provide places that bring people together, act as the focus for community activity and improve the look and feel of an area, making it a more attractive place to live, work, invest and study. Sheffield City Council is committed to improving the facilities and services in parks and green spaces, to enhance the quality of life of people living and working within the city. 

This requires substantial financial investment in an economic environment where the Council’s budget is under unprecedented pressure. In response to this, the Better Parks initiative provides a framework to maximise investment and optimise income, while also preserving what makes our green spaces so special.

Better Parks is all about working with creative, civic-minded businesses and community groups, in strategically identified areas, to explore new and exciting opportunities for both financial and social investment within parks, woodlands, sports facilities, ponds, picnic areas and more.

Why your views matter

We are interested in gathering your thoughts, opinions, and ideas so we can shape this proposal around the needs and interests of the local community.

This questionnaire will take between 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

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 Ellie said...."I regularly go to Hillsborough Park and think this proposal would be a great addition to the park". We may also share the content of your responses (anonymously) with the Friends of Hillsborough Park.

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.


  • Birley
  • Hillsborough
  • Middlewood
  • Shiregreen
  • Wadsley
  • Walkley
  • Walkley Bank
  • Wisewood


  • General Public
  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Community Groups
  • Voluntary Organisations


  • Planning Policy Changes and Consultation
  • Leisure and Activities (Activity Sheffield)
  • Children and Young People