Region: North East & Yorkshire
Warren House Park provides a great setting for people to enjoy their leisure time. Situated in the heart of Askern and offering a playground, skatepark and teen shelter, a basketball area and grass sports pitches, the park is a popular and well used venue.
Visitors to the park can also enjoy a thriving and an ever increasing wildlife value, thanks to a number of special nature projects. These include commemorative woodland spanning 700 trees, which was planted by volunteers, the cultivation of several hedgerows and the establishment of wildflower meadows.
The wildflower meadow has seen a significant rise in the number of insects found and the Pipistrelle Bats are now found at the park. This long grass also provides extra habitats for shrews, mice and voles, which in turn provide a valuable food source for the Kestrel (a regular to the site and breeds close by) and the Barn Owl. The Grass Snake population has also benefited from having increased feeding and shelter opportunities.
The hedgerow allows for birds to nest, including the Red Listed Linnet, whilst the large amounts of Hawthorn provide an excellent food source for the Redwing and Fieldfare (red listed) which are winter migrants and can be seen in large numbers. Some significant bird sightings, including Wheatears (a migrant) have also been recorded on site.
Green Lane, Askern, South Yorkshire, DN6 0BH
Site size: 21 hectares
Open all year round
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Yorkshire Forward then acquired the site and using funding from English Partnerships National Coalfield Programme restoration began in 2001 and was completed in 2003. Warren House Park was opened on Sunday 13 July 2003. To secure it’s future, Yorkshire Forward transferred the ownership of the site to the Trust in 2007. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, who have a long association with Warren House Park, were appointed as managing partner.
The Land Trust provided a sustainable and cost effective exit for the landowner, protects the money invested in restoring the land, and covers environmental liability associated with the site past history.
To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Ian Kendall or call 07786 748985
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