Open spaces were high on the agenda when the initial design of Peterlee was under discussion and implementation. You will notice to this day the large amount of green areas between housing estates and the town centre. When the Peterlee Development Corporation demised in 1988, this land transferred to both the District of Easington and the Town Council. The Town Council alone maintains over 400 acres of land.
A 12 acre area situated off Balliol Close, with ample parking, toilet and picnic facilities, Woodhouse Park was created to mark the 50th Anniversary of the designation of the Town. The name Woodhouse Park is in recognition of the lengthy service to Peterlee by Canon K. I. Woodhouse, Vicar to St. Cuthbert’s Church. The Park has been developed in partnership with the District and County Councils, English Partnerships (formally the New Towns Commission) and other local organisations, it offers many facilities including a pavilion, 2 play areas, multi use sports facility and community garden. During the development phases of the Park, a multi use youth sports facility was created in 2003 and a small community building created with help from Durham County Council. View Woodhouse Park on Google Earth by clicking this link.
Skate Park at Woodhouse Park
During the last 5 years, working in partnership with Peterlee Surestart Project, we have established new play areas in the Town and upgraded the play area at Eden Lane. Since 1997 over £370,000 has been spent on play areas alone. We have achieved our aim to provide a play area in each Ward of the town.
Play Areas in the Town are situated as follows:
- Heath Close
- Hampshire Place
- Eden Lane
- Oakerside Drive
- Hill Rigg House (Lowhills Road)
- Woodhouse Park
For further information about this subject please contact Peterlee Town Council Parks Department on (0191) 586 2491 or (0191) 518 2295 or email email@example.com
Yoden Village Quarry
To download a copy of this leaflet please click on the link Yoden Village Quarry Web Leaflet P5
In addition to sports facilities, the Town Council also provide leisure gardens at Thorntree Gill (17 plots) and Lowhills Road (49 plots). These gardens are managed on behalf of Peterlee Town Council by a Gardeners Association on each site. For further information please contact Ian Morris, Town Clerk on 0191 5862491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Leisure Gardens plots are currently fully occupied with a relatively short waiting list. For more information or to put your name onto the waiting list for either or both sites please contact Janet Hugill on 0191 5862491 or email@example.com