Sinfin Moor Park to open new footpath and outdoor gym!

Published: 16 May 2022

Sinfin Moor Park new pathway

Sinfin Moor Park pathway

Two exciting new additions have recently arrived Sinfin Moor Park and will be celebrated with an opening event on Saturday 21 May.

Sinfin Moor Park has a new path and outdoor gym installation which have been funded from Section 106 contributions, linked to nearby residential developments. These features will complement the parks existing facilities which include a café, play area and nature reserve. The construction work was undertaken by Talbot Farm Landscapes Ltd and are already encouraging more people to visit the park and keep active.

The newly installed 1.3km footpath takes users around the perimeter of Sinfin Moor Park’s recreational space. The path’s tarmac surface and circular route opens up the whole park for everyone to enjoy. There are various benches located around the path which allow visitors to stop for a rest, watch the football or cricket and take in the scenery whilst enjoying the fresh air.

The pathway will be the main focus of the opening event between 11am and 2pm on Sat 21 May. The event is a joint celebration with the Council’s Derby Parks and Move More teams and the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park. This event coincides with Derby’s Walking Festival, which provides local people with the opportunity to meet new people whilst exploring the community and wider city. As part of the Derby Walking Festival, attendees of the event can also look forward to an organised guided walk around the path and wider park with the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park and the Derby Parks team. This will take place after the official path opening at 11:30am. There will also be a self-led pirate orienteering trail around the path for families to try on the day.

Similarly, other activities will be taking place around the park, such as craft activities with the Council’s Derby Adult Learning Service and rugby taster activities with Rolls-Royce Rugby. These activities will be based around the play area near to the car park and pavilion where the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park community café will be open for all to enjoy.

However, it’s not just the path that is being showcased during the opening event. Brand new exercise equipment and an outdoor table tennis table have also been installed near to the park Pavilion. The gym equipment is designed for use by adults and young people either as part of a structured or casual workout and will be available for use by the public after the grand opening. The outdoor table has been installed thanks to funding from Table Tennis England as part of its Ping! project which aims to make table tennis visible, accessible, and sociable; improving opportunities for people to have a go. Park users can borrow bats and balls from the community café on a Saturday morning or from Sinfin Library during its opening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Councillor Jerry Pearce, Cabinet Member for Streetpride and Public Spaces said:

The path and gym equipment is a welcome addition to Sinfin Moor Park. The park is a versatile space enjoyed by the local community and we look forward to seeing people make use of the new facilities. We hope to see everyone at the park on Saturday 21 May for the opening event.

We would like to thank the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park Local Nature Reserve for their continued work and support with this and various other projects across the park and reserve. This is simply invaluable to the local community and environment.

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