Parks & open spaces
"My favourite area is Sandall Park, with the nice little lake, I feel really blessed being around nature."
Wherever you are in Doncaster, you're never too far away from a green space – we've over 300 of them! Including:
- 152 play areas
- 19 skate parks
- 15 outdoor gyms
- 56 Multi Use Games areas
- 7 Green Flag sites
Our beautiful parks and open spaces offer lots of things to see and do, including:
- Places to play, including toddler and junior play areas and playing fields
- Sports facilities, including tennis courts, sports pitches, multi-use games areas and bowling greens
- Picnic areas and cafes
- Wide open spaces and beautiful scenery to enjoy walking routes and nature walks
Doncaster also has lots of woodland areas for you to enjoy. You can find out about some of Doncaster's most impressive wooded areas by visiting the Doncaster Council Woodlands webpage.
You can find out more about Doncaster's parks and open spaces, including information about facilities, opening times and locations on the Doncaster Council Parks webpage.
Visit Doncaster has all the latest listings on what's on in our larger parks and open spaces across the borough.
Doncaster Mumbler is a great resource to find out about local parks and playgrounds and their facilities for young children.
The alien's have landed! Play Enigma Games in Doncaster parks
Get Doncaster Moving have partnered with local business Enigma Rooms to bring an exciting new way to enjoy parks across Doncaster. Enigma trails are problem solving games with an escape room feel, designed to get people having fun, being active and getting the benefits of being outdoors. The games are set up in nine parks – each one unique and free to play (a mobile phone and data is required).
All games link to an alien theme and involves solving a series of puzzles and finding clues to help solve the game. Fun for the whole family, but most suited to aged 12 and over. You can play at:
Warren House Park, Cantley Park, Hexthorpe Park, The Crags, Edlington Pit Wood, Sandall Park, Elmfield Park, Cusworth Hall and Highfields Country Park.
To play, locate the banner which is displayed at the main park entrance point, and scan the QR code. The games are available all year round. For more details on locations please visit: https://enigmarooms.co.uk/delta-mystery/
Join a 'Friends of' Group
'Friends of' groups work in partnership with Get Doncaster Moving to ensure that Doncaster's green spaces are well-used and maintained.
We're currently refreshing the Green Space Network (which is there to support 'Friends of' groups) and the way in which we work together to improve parks provision and engage with local communities.
If you would like to know more about this or become involved, please contact Ben Russell, Future Parks Manager: Ben.Russell@doncaster.gov.uk