Play Across Sheffield
A new generation of playgrounds are being installed across the city which are designed to allow children to play in more natural surroundings and learn how to judge risks for themselves in a safe environment. Twenty-three sites across Sheffield will have new or improved playgrounds by 2012. The equipment has been designed to give children and families the opportunity to let off steam and have fun while becoming fitter.
Green Space for Health
The Sheffield Family Community Garden aims to engage families in improving their health through growing their own food. A new facility is being created in Parson Cross Park, tailored to meeting the needs of families and young people and to provide a safe, inclusive, environment in which to gain new skills.
The new community garden will be comprised of storage facilities, a shared learning space; plots of various sizes- suitable for beginners and more ambitious learners; a demonstration garden and seating area; and a poly tunnel. A part time ranger post is available to provide help and advice to get families started.
People taking part in the project will benefit from increased physical activity and improved fitness. They will grow and eat new healthy foods, straight from earth to plate- a climate friendly option.
This project is funded by Sheffield Lets Change 4 Life, a city wide programme focused on addressing overweight and obesity in children and families. This project will contribute to the Sheffield Let’s Change 4 Life aims of helping families eat well, move more and live longer.