Meersbrook Park is situated in the centre of Meersbrook, an inner suburb of Sheffield about 2 miles outside the city centre. It offers stunning views of the city, a secret walled garden and The Bishops House, one of the oldest buildings in Sheffield. On snowy days the steep slope attracts people from across the city to experience high speed and hair-raising tobogganing.
There is a popular play area funded by local volunteers that provides a community meeting point. Other facilities in the park include a bowling green, skate bowl, community building, youth shelter, dog free zone, multi-use games area and an all-weather football pitch.
Meersbrook Park Users Trust established in 1998 is a group of local volunteers interested in the improvement and preservation of the park. Working with the community, the council and local groups we hope to be an open forum for people to become involved.
Meersbrook Park Users Trust (MPUT) was established in 1998 in response to specific concerns about the park expressed by local people. The group consists of local residents and park users and its aims are;
• To regenerate and develop new facilities within the park.
• To involve and consult with the local community in planning activities and improvements in Meersbrook Park.
• To raise awareness of Meersbrook Park as a community facility.
• To promote community activities in Meersbrook Park.
• To promote the protection, conservation and improvement of the environment of Meersbrook Park.
MPUT has achieved many successes linked to these aims, working closely with local residents, councillors, Parks & Countryside Department, Heeley City Farm, Heeley Development Trust, police and school representatives.