a playing field set out for football and cricket surrounded by an almost mile-long tarmac path
a nature reserve with ponds, woodland and meadows
a friendly community cafe open on Saturdays
The Friends of Sinfin Moor Park Local Nature Reserve work in partnership with Derby City Council to look after this lovely green space for everyone to enjoy and also to improve it as a place for nature.
Managing the Nature Reserve is guided by the Plan set out by an ecologist appointed by Derby City Council.
Twice a year the Friends group walk around the Reserve with the ecologist to assess how well it is meeting the recommendations in the Plan. Various tasks are undertaken to improve the site for wildlife, such as tree planting, scrub clearance, hedgelaying and pond clearing. These tasks are carried out by members of the Friends group, corporate teams and Derby Parks Volunteers.
Some areas of the Nature Reserve are managed under Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme. As part of this scheme, sheep and cattle come and visit the site to undertake conservation grazing. They are a very welcome attraction!
Each Saturday a team of trained volunteers from the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park opens the Cafe at the Pavilion from 10:30am to 2:00pm, serving a range of refreshments including:
Bacon cobs Cheese cobs Toasted fruit loaf Chocolate bars Cakes Crisps Sweets and Ice Lollies Hot and Cold Drinks
All of these are at very reasonable prices.
The Cafe is a great place to drop in and meet friends/make new friends! Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
All proceeds go to improve the Park and Nature Reserve for people to enjoy and nature to flourish.