To most people Gleadless Common is the name given to a roadway in the Gleadless district of Sheffield, which lies three miles South East of the city centre.
But in fact "GLEADLESS COMMON" is actually a large open grassy space that has been transformed in recent years by the Parks Dept. into a lovely parkland which has lots of footpaths - some of which are tarmaced and the others dirt-tracked.
There is at least three football fields, an area set aside as a wild flower meadow which during spring, summer and early autumn is alive in a mass of different coloured wild flowers. There's a high fenced tarmac surfaced tennis court and along the north boundary of the park there's an area set aside as a wildlife reserve where wild animals such as foxes and rabbits have now started to live.
There's a Youth Meeting area in the centre of the park with facilities for a game of netball, a climbing wall as also been erected for their use, plus a covered shelter just incase it rains whilst they are there having fun.
There's benches provided around the park for older visitors to sit on and admire the surrounding views.
The best thing of all that's in this park is the kiddies fenced playground. It has swings for toddlers as well as young children, a large child-save climbing frame complete with mini slide, plus other play amenities. There's also benches and seats for mums and dads to sit on whilst watching their kiddies play.
The park is well patrolled by South Yorkshire Police and city council rangers to prevent vandals wrecking the facilities provided for everybody's enjoyment.
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