Quarry Park in Dunsville has once again retained its Green Flag award, a scheme managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy that recognises well-managed parks and green spaces.
The new flag was raised at Quarry Park on 19th July, with several volunteers in attendance. Friends’ secretary May Wade says: “We appreciate the support of everyone involved in helping to keep the park in tip top condition; our wonderful volunteers, Doncaster City Council park rangers and Street Scene – we couldn’t do it without you.”
The Doncaster Mumbler summer safari trail is now available at Quarry Park and anyone planning a visit can download a trail sheet from the Mumblers’ website. As well as finding 10 safari animals and collecting the letters to work out what the animal baby is, the trail includes a series of action challenges including sprinting, stretching, and dancing. Don’t forget to take a selfie with Gerald the Giraffe at the start of the trail.
May said it was a damp start to the Friends’ work party on Friday 4 August, but 12 volunteers braved the rain along with DMBC ranger Louise.
“We had plenty of tasks to complete”, said May. “A bench was given a new seat in the woods; the brambles and nettles were trimmed along the zip wire path and around the car park; the Green’s Road steps were weeded and tidied up, and a bag of litter was picked by our young helper. More cutting back was done along the home straight, revealing the hidden sign, as well as cutting overhanging branches along the path.”
“Just as we finished, the rain stopped so we were able to enjoy our refreshments. Another successful, albeit wet, morning’s work. Thank you to all the brave volunteers who turned out.”
Work parties are usually held on the first Friday of each month, weather permitting, with the next events scheduled for Friday 1st September and Friday 6 October, 10am – 12 noon meeting at the Green Flag.
The friends are also urging people to report any antisocial behaviour or illegal riding of bikes on Quarry Park to South Yorkshire Police, either online or by calling 101.