image for Park item typeHerringthorpe Playing Fields

Park, free entry


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01709 822453


Boswell Street,
S60 1PQ


Herringthorpe playing fields is Rotherham's largest recreation ground totalling almost 35 hectares.

As with many of Rotherham's green spaces, the land was originally farmland and the farmhouse, known then as Broom Farm, is now the Homestead Public House. Once farming ended the fields were used as a race course from 1889 to 1901. It is unknown why horse racing finished on the site.
The park includes an athletics stadium. This is a well used facility and was modernised by upgrading the hard porous running track with a new synthetic surface in 1989. The stadium is now home to the Rotherham Harriers Athletic Club.

Sport is still very popular and today the site has 12 football pitches, 4 cricket pitches and 2 rugby pitches. There is regular organised sport and the site is now home to the Herringthorpe sports village project, run by the council's sports development team.

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Map reference: SK 427929  Lat: 53.43115 Long: -1.35878


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