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“Disapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Sandall Park

Sandall Park
Ranked #15 of 49 things to do in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sandall Park is an urban family park with plenty of attractions including wildlife, ducks and a bog pond, play areas, sports facilities, picnic areas and fitness trails. An angling club oversess the fishing of the main lake. Much of the maintenance is undertaken by volunteer member of Friends of Sandall Park including (but not limited to!) planting, weeding, upkeep of the toilets, etc. Friends of Sandall Park are a group of like minded people dedicated to improvement of the park for the benefit of visitors and wildlife. They work alongside various agencies.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Disapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Went here on 2.7.14 for the first time in years ( Even though we live nearby and had heard some bad reports ) and was very disappointed. The place needs a lot of TLC. Went with my husband and 3 year old grandson who I have to say enjoyed himself. The little play area near the car park is lovely, nice little picnic area and nice park area for the the kids at the opposite end.However the paths were covered in bird pooh which I am sure could be cleaned, the lake is disgusting and probably needs dredging. I moved to Doncaster in 1960 and spent a lot of happy hours in this park but will not be going again typical Doncaster. Cooper Park in Elgin is beautiful and very clean but sadly too far away but a very good example of how a park should look !!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Shadow of it's former self!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Sandall Park used to be great, it had loads to do.. from the swings and slides, the 2 different boating lakes, 2 putting greens, a pitch and putt, and a little electric mini-train...

After years of neglect by the town council there is nothing but a smaller play area, and lots of open space.. the train is gone, the golf is gone and the boats are gone, even though the main lake remains.

Over the past decade the park hit rock bottom, covered in litter, vandalism, dog turds all over and infested in rats... although in recent years it has turned a corner somewhat, thanks to the the help of local volunteers trying to inject some life back into the park by cleaning it up and adding some new amenities..

Unfortunately though without some sustained input from the local authority the impact of the volunteers is somewhat limited by time and resources leaving this park something of an empty shell in comparison to it's previous incarnations..

Visited May 2014
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“good play area for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

A nice, clean park suitable for all ages, a lovely lake to walk round and 2 good play grounds for the kids. There is a lovely cafe there which is good value for money but the public loos look a bit dodgy. All in all a good park for the family for a morning or afternoon out.

Visited June 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Popular Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A pleasant park. Well looked after and popular with families. The cafe in the park is a good place for snacks and is always busy.

Visited April 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Improving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The park has improved over recent years nice and clean with plenty of play equipment for the kids. Shame there's no boats anymore used to love them when I was a kid. Lovely for families would recommend

Visited April 2014
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