Family fun at launch of new Sheffield park

Edward Street Park will play host to an outdoor film screening and bustling community event.
Edward Street Park will play host to an outdoor film screening and bustling community event.
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Grease is the word on Saturday - with a Sheffield park hosting a free outdoor film show and a busy day of community events.

The event is in Edward Street Park – a new ‘pocket park’ which has been created just off Solly Street in the St Vincent’s quarter, close to the city centre.

Family favourite ‘Grease’ will be screened at sundown at 6.45pm, the climax to a day of food, fun and entertainment.

The park has been created from a piece of land that was previously a basketball court with an under-used surrounding grassed area.

It has been transformed by a £1 million scheme and provides an amenity for up to 3,000 new residents now living in the area.

The fun day begins at 10am with a range of food stalls, live music, entertainment and a basketball tournament for youngsters organised by local health centre ZEST among the attractions.

Coun Julie Dore, Sheffield Council leader, said: “This previously industrial part of the city centre needed a new and improved open space and a focal point for residents and workers.

“The site is central to this growing community.

“What we have now is something everyone can enjoy.

“Edward Street Park is well landscaped, well lit, and we hope it will be very well used.”