Petition to protect the park


SCC is currently considering a plan to fence off and lease an area of the park from the public for private business use. This sets a worrying precedent that the park is seen as a commodity. The Friends group strongly opposes this: the whole park should remain free for all to use.

You can help us to protect the park – please sign the petition in the link below:

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Autumn Gardening

Join us this weekend for Autumn Gardening in the Sensory Garden on Sunday 12th Nov, 10-12. Some forks, secateurs and gloves will be available to borrow, but do bring your own tools if you have them. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Autumn bird watching walk

Our customary Autumn bird watching walk will be on Saturday 4th November 2017. Meet at the foot of the steps into the park from Archer Road at 8am. The gentle walk through the park to Tyzack’s Dam, returning through part of Ecclesall Woods will last about two and a half hours and, as ever, all are welcome. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

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Basketball Courts

Millhouses Park Refurb

Some of you may have noticed the basketball courts are fenced off, the finishing touches are currently being applied to a refurbishment. The courts will be open again in a couple of weeks.

The current courts are being renovated and repainted with existing backboards and hoops renewed. There will also a new second court created and also two lower kids nets added and new benches installed.

Thanks to Basketball England for their help on this project.

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Park spring clean

Spring has sprung and we are ready for the first litter pick/spring clean of the year. It is this Sunday, the 23rd April 10.00am-12.00pm. We will be meeting at the cafe, litter pickers and gloves supplied but bring your own if you have them.

Spread the word please and bring a friend!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday 9th April 2017

If you would like to help keep the park great and learn a new skill at the same time, we will be giving the willow den in the playground its annual trim and weave. A great activity for all ages, we will be starting at 11am on Sunday 9 April. Please just come along.

Sunday 23rd April 2017

Our friends at Millhouses Park Bowling Club are having a free open day on Sunday 23rd April, from 10.30am to 3.30pm weather permitting.

The event is open to all ages, young and old, with coaches on hand and refreshments available. Please ensure you wear flat shoes. If you require any further information please contact

Saturday 29 April 2017

A Spring Bird-watching Walk will take place on Saturday 29 April, 8am start from the bottom of the Archer Road steps into Millhouses Park. A leisurely walk through the park returning via Ecclesall Woods. The walk should take about two and a half hours. Pete Brown, the walk leader, has pairs of binoculars to lend. All are welcome.


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Christmas Tree



Visit the Friends of Millhouses Park contribution to the Christmas tree celebration at Millhouses Methodist Church and hunt the park-related decorations! Fabulous work by Friends members Kate, Jane, Catherine and Pete.

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Autumn Events.

We have a couple of events coming up this Autumn, as always, all welcome.

On Saturday 15 October, 10.00-12.00, our Autumn clean up with the Rangers. The Rangers will be supplying any necessary equipment – meet at the cafe at 10.00 to join in.

On Saturday 5th November, 8:00 start, our Autumn bird watching walk with Pete Brown.
Meet at the foot of the steps into Millhouses Park at 8am. The leisurely walk through the park and back through part of Ecclesall Woods will last about a couple of hours. Pete has a number of pairs of binoculars to lend and all are welcome to take part.

If you have not joined the Friends of Millhouses Park yet, you are very welcome to join us for this and future events!

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Fun in the park this Sunday!



We are holding another duck race at the fish pass this coming Sunday, 18 September, in support of Diabetes UK who are having an event in the park.

As always, the races are free, and we have prizes for first, second, third and last place each race.

The first race is at 12.30am, then 13.30, 14.30, and last race at 3.30pm. Select your ducks early to avoid disappointment!

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Getting ready for summer


We are getting ready for summer at Millhouses Park!

You may already have noticed the new steps leading from the boating lake to the river path, where the treacherous mud path was. These were built over two days by five FOMP volunteers and with great help from the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service.

Maintenance work has also been undertaken on the Watersplash, which is now all ready ready for some sun.

Finally the trim trail assault course is currently getting a much need revamp with artificial grass being added so hopefully no more muddy shoes!


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