South Avenue Play Area

Fundraising for South Avenue Park

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Park History

South Avenue Park is the most central parks in Spondon, it is also a forgotten war memorial.

After the Armistice in 1918 a memorial in St Werburghs Church was unveiled. In addition to this the village wanted a memorial that could be used by the community. Fundraising continued with a view to acquiring a playing field. The donations raised by the people of Spondon were sufficient to buy the field known as Horse Croft. This later become South Avenue Park.

The park currently offers a lot less than it has the potential to in terms of facilities for the community. Over the last 25 years the play equipment on the park has slowly been removed leaving a small play area. This consists of a seesaw and two rockers.

Our mission is to make the new play area one of the best parks in the area. To do this we need to raise at least an additional £15,000 to support the new play area project.

This is going to be a challenge and we need your support to achieve it! 

Get Involved!

Design a new play area for South Avenue Park

We want to see your park designs!

All the design we receive will be used to help the Park Design team create the best park for South Avenue and Spondon!

Download our Design a Park worksheet to capture your park ideas.  Then send it back to us!  You can share it on Facebook, tag us on Instagram or email us a copy

  1. Download our Design a Park pack by clicking the image below

  2. Create your perfect park

    – Pick your favourite 6 park items
    – Draw how your pack will look
    – Tell us what your favourite thing is on a park
    – Tell us all about your park
    – Remember it needs to be great for kids and safe!

  3. Take a picture or scan you worksheet

  4. Send it back to us via Facebook, Instagram or Email

How to Donate

Donations can be made via our online Local Giving donations page

Donating via Local Giving allows us to claim Gift Aid on your donations.  All money raised will go towards improving South Avenue Park! 

Thank You!

A massive Thank You to everyone who has donated towards South Avenue Park!  With community support South Avenue Park will have a great new play area!


Co-op Community Fund

Spondon Relief in Need

Asda Community Fund

Samantha Fisher and her Roly Poly Heros

West Park Community School’s ‘Wear Green for Green Spaces’

Al Ditheridge
Marathon Man