Hillsborough Activity Hub proposal

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Overview

Sheffield City Council have been developing plans for a Multi-Activity Hub within Hillsborough Park. The aim of the activity hub is to improve the tennis courts and wider recreational offer of this City park by bringing people together and encouraging them to be physically and socially active in a high-quality green space.

The Council is working with its partner, Courtside CIC (Please see FAQs Who are Courtside CIC?) to create the activity hub, bringing investment and redevelopment of the tennis courts and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). The proposed location for the hub is on the footprint of the existing MUGA and tennis courts, this along with the proposed layout design can be viewed in further detail in the site plans (.png/.pdf formats) contained in the ‘Documents’ section to the right.

Hillsborough Park has been identified as the most suitable place in Sheffield for the activity hub currently for a number of reasons including good transport and access links and the park servicing the whole of Sheffield. In addition the park’s existing MUGA is in need of investment to ensure it remains fit for park visitors to use.

What facilities will the hub have?

  • 3 full-sized resurfaced and remarked tennis courts with high quality considerate floodlighting, which will continue to be ‘pay and play’
    • One of these courts will have netball markings
  • A resurfaced and redesigned 'free to use' MUGA with football & basketball markings also benefiting from high quality considerate floodlighting
  • A 9-hole mini golf course, which will be ‘pay and play’
  • An open central space, freely accessible by all for exercise, spectating and socialising
  • 2 covered padel courts, which will be ‘pay and play’ (Please see FAQs What is Padel Tennis?)
  • A new cafe created with indoor and outdoor seating and publicly accessible toilets

Overview

Sheffield City Council have been developing plans for a Multi-Activity Hub within Hillsborough Park. The aim of the activity hub is to improve the tennis courts and wider recreational offer of this City park by bringing people together and encouraging them to be physically and socially active in a high-quality green space.

The Council is working with its partner, Courtside CIC (Please see FAQs Who are Courtside CIC?) to create the activity hub, bringing investment and redevelopment of the tennis courts and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). The proposed location for the hub is on the footprint of the existing MUGA and tennis courts, this along with the proposed layout design can be viewed in further detail in the site plans (.png/.pdf formats) contained in the ‘Documents’ section to the right.

Hillsborough Park has been identified as the most suitable place in Sheffield for the activity hub currently for a number of reasons including good transport and access links and the park servicing the whole of Sheffield. In addition the park’s existing MUGA is in need of investment to ensure it remains fit for park visitors to use.

What facilities will the hub have?

  • 3 full-sized resurfaced and remarked tennis courts with high quality considerate floodlighting, which will continue to be ‘pay and play’
    • One of these courts will have netball markings
  • A resurfaced and redesigned 'free to use' MUGA with football & basketball markings also benefiting from high quality considerate floodlighting
  • A 9-hole mini golf course, which will be ‘pay and play’
  • An open central space, freely accessible by all for exercise, spectating and socialising
  • 2 covered padel courts, which will be ‘pay and play’ (Please see FAQs What is Padel Tennis?)
  • A new cafe created with indoor and outdoor seating and publicly accessible toilets
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