Woodheys park has always been known locally as Pinkey park. The name originated from pigs from neighbouring farmland often coming across into the park.
The farmland has gone but Pinkey park lives on in the form of the Pinkey park childrens play area within Woodheys park. At the heart of the philosophy between Woodheys park and the friend’s group is that this park should be enjoyed by the whole community, young and old. A real family park.
In the childrens play area there are the usual swings, slides, roundabouts and see-saws. In 2002 the friends group raised £50,000 to have this area built and it is constantly maintained to ensure that families can feel safe in the knowledge that all the equipment is in the best condition possible.
In the summer when the park is busiest the friends group often provide childrens packs containing dot to dot’s, drawings and wordsearches for families to take away with them. Information about the park and the wildlife within the park make learning fun and simple with a light hearted wordsearch being an easy way to help children learn about the environment around them.
With the football pitches and field close-by younger members of the family may choose to play within Pinkey park whilst older family members play football or cricket in the neighbouring facilities. This well laid out park allows families to take real advantage of all the amenities covering broad age ranges.