Graves Park is Sheffield's biggest park in the South West of the city. The park was developed by Alderman J. G. Graves between 1926 and 1936, to protect the thousand year old woodland from building development and donated 100.362 hectares (248 acres) of parkland to the city.
The park is a mixture of open and woodland, with several streams flowing through it, and boasts lots of facilties for visitors including a cafe, two children's paygrounds and Graves Park Animal Farm, along with a host of sporting facilities. Near the Charles Ashmore Road entrance are a practice golf course, two bowling greens and several hard tennis courts.
At the north side of the park (Derbyshire Lane entrance) there is a large open area which has two cricket pitches and around 10 football pitches.
Graves Park Animal Farm
Graves Park Animal Farm provides a popular home to some of the rarest breeds of farm animals in the country. You can get up close and personal with Tamworth pigs, Highland cattle and Jacob sheep, plus goats, donkeys,waterfowl and many more. The animal park is FREE to visit. See the Graves Park Animal Farm Facebook here for lots more info: www.facebook.com/gravesparkanimalfarm