Swanland Playing Field is located
at West Wold, off West Leys road and is open each day until dusk.
Please note for health reasons NO DOGS
are allowed on the playing field (except service dogs).
Facilities include: Young children’s play area, ramps and
mounds, Sports field with football pitches, cricket pitch, &
2 cricket nets, rugby posts, BMX track, Fenced Multi-Use Games area
which can be hired for netball etc. Please observe notices in relation
to safe use of equipment and facilities. The pavilion has four changing
rooms, toilet facilities (one for the disabled), showers, a kitchen
and social area that opens onto a west-facing patio. It is often
open at weekends and holidays selling sweets, drinks, ice creams,
hot and cold drinks. It also has a licensed bar area for members
Please support your local playing
field. Discos, race nights, quiz and supper evenings can be arranged
to raise funds as well as the annual Gala. The Playing Field is
NOT run by the Parish council (which funds the lease and maintenance
of the site) but development costs are covered by the fund-raising
activities of the Playing Field Association committee.
The committee takes care of the
day to day running of the facilities. Many hands make light work
- you could help us by organising fund raising and sports activities,
or just by painting, digging or weeding. We are always keen to try
to include others in the planning and running of the playing fields
(especially children and young people)
All the play equipment in the playground area has been provided
through fundraising and has cost tens of thousands of pounds. In
2017 we installed some new equipment in the park. We replaced the
central climbing frame, added a Basket Swing, and replaced one of
the original Springers with a new 4 seater one. These additions
have added a new dimension to the play park area and have been received
with great enthusiasm by all.
A lot of ongoing maintenance work
is also taking place in the play area, the tidying up of the seats
and benches is well under way and should be ready for the spring.
There is more work still to be done over the next year or so, some
of the equipment we have is over 20 years old and needs constant
maintenance, we hope to be in a position to refurbish or replace
some of the equipment depending on the availability of future funding.
The plan is to make the Swanland
Playing Fields park one of the best in the East Riding, suitable
for all children of all abilities.
coming on 15 july
With a variety of bands and music acts; bouncy castle; children's
crafts; face painting & tattoos; BBQ; bar & refreshments
equipment was officially opened on Saturday 31st March
The central climbing
was dedicated to Jamie Loncaster (see below) and is named Jamie's
Jungle. SPFA would like to
thank the Swanland Parish Council for their assistance in the
grant application process, also ERYC for giving us the opportunity
to apply for the commuted sum grant.
Loncaster passed away in 2015 from Myocarditis (inflammation
of the heart), aged 13. His family have established a Memorial
Fund with Cardiac Risk in the Young. www.c-r-y.org.uk.
The aim of the fund is to raise awareness of statistics
and to pay for local heart screening sessions. For more
information, please visit www.jamieloncaster.co.uk
or follow the family on social media.