Sheffield City Council invests £200,000 to redevelop Parkwood Springs

Written by Wenyi Gao

Sheffield City Council has committed £200,000 to updating the development of leisure facilities at Parkwood Springs near Ski Village, in an effort to boost Sheffield’s reputation as the Outdoor City.

The funding will be used for upfront site investigation and assessment works, beginning on clearing some of the old ski village structures, debris and invasive vegetation.

The key of the development of Parkwood is to improve the accessibility for all modes of transport (public, vehicular, bike and pedestrian) and to seek the use of more suitable modes of transport.

As a popular park for cyclists, potentially around 6.8 kilometres of new and improved bike trails will be created across the site to encourage riders to advance their skills.

The City Council plan to build more bike trails

The Council is discussing with Skyline Luge, a new-Zealand based company specialising in outdoor adventure experiences with sites to develop the proposals. They have been developing the proposal for a family orientated leisure destination on the site.

The Council’s masterplan for Parkwood Springs is to make it the city’s famous country park by 2028.

Councillor Mazher Lqbal, Executive Member for City Futures: Development, Culture and Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, said: “We recognize the vast potential that Parkwood has to offer in Sheffield, both as a major tourist attraction for the region and as a site that will be central to contributing towards improving the health, lifestyle and opportunities for local people.”

Written by Wenyi Gao

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