Friends of Yeoman Hill Park
In June 2008 the Friends of Yeoman Hill Park (FOYHP) was formed with the sole aim "to enhance Yeoman Hill Park for the benefit of local people and wildlife".
Here is a short video filmed in May 2013 by local media company 24hrsTV:
Since forming, FOYHP has worked in partnership with Mansfield District and Nottinghamshire County Council officers and councillors, Mansfield Woodhouse Community Development Group, Park Road Resource Centre, the Police, the bowls club, local schools, the Scouts, Girl Guides, Friends of the Greenwood, BizFizz and other interested parties to begin to achieve that aim. Together with we have accomplished much in the Park and the following is a brief list of projects completed:
Refurbishment of the art deco bandstand [Photos One]
■ Installation of two new notice boards at the main entrances
■ Planted 22,000 crocus and daffodil bulbs with the help of local Schools [Photos Two]
■ Installation of new play equipment for the 8-14 year olds
■ Purchased 3 sets of bowls for a free bowls tuition programme
■ Designed and planted a new garden with raised beds, benches and a tree [Photos Three]
■ Commissioned 4 benches designed by the Cubs, Scouts, Girl Guides and Friends [Photos Four]
■ Participated in local live music events utilising the bandstand
■ Recreation of the old stepping stone footpath
■ New fencing erected around bowling green
■ Refurbishment of the WWII Memorial gates
■ Recycled stone bollards placed around the WWI Memorial
■ Increased litter bins and seating installed around the park
■ Installation of aerial zip slide in play area
The Friends of Yeoman Hill Park were chosen as Volunteer Group of the Year at the Mansfield Volunteer Awards ceremony in June this year.
Yeoman Hill Park was awarded the Green Flag in August 2013.
If you are interested in being a Friend of Yeoman Hill Park, please contact us. Everyone is welcome to join!
History of the park