Great North Way Ponds

A little known site with two seasonal ponds now mostly surrounded by trees. Great crested newts, toads and more than 20 kinds of aquatic beetle have been recorded in the area. A path around the edges of the pond has been planted with colourful meadow flowers. A small grassy recreational area with goal posts is adjacent to the ponds.

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Esk Drive Play Area

A play area for young children with an adjacent grassy space.

Cared for by:
City of York Council

Sowerby Road Play Area

A children’s play area which includes a small football pitch with goal posts and a sloping grassy field adjacent to the play equipment.

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City of York Council

Sovereign Park Play Area

A traditional children’s play area with some grassy areas around surrounding the play equipment.

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City of York Council

The Sidings Garden

A very well hidden children’s play area. This site is reached via Renshaw Gardens and then a footpath to the left of Thompson Place. As well as the usual kinds of children’s play equipment this site also features a basketball practice area and a small hillock which gives excellent views of the local railway lines and all the accompanying flowers. If you are lucky it is possible to see deer feeding beside the railway tracks.

Cared for by:
City of York Council

Old School Walk Play Area

A play area suitable for younger children with an adjacent field suitable for football or other ball games.

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City of York Council

Dickson Park

A small green space named after a First World War Air Marshall. The area is suitable for ball games or picnics. Adjacent to it is Tedder Road Play Area, a small playground suitable for young children.

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City of York Council

Viking Road Play Area

This is a particularly well furnished play area with a good range of play equipment together with two small hillocks connected by a bridge. There is an adjacent grassy field. Unusually for a play area this site also has some colourful flowers on the edges of the site.

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City of York Council

Bursary Play Park

A play area for younger children surrounded by fields suitable for ball games

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Unknown

Woodthorpe Green

A green space in the heart of Woodthorpe, the site of the annual Woodthorpe Carnival. The field has a couple of goal posts. A good place for relaxing or playing ball games.

Cared for by:
City of York Council