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 Council (now Durham County Council) and the Town Council. The Town Council alone maintains over 400 acres of land.
If you’d like to visit any of the play areas in Peterlee, whether you’ll be walking, driving or using the bus, you can click on any of the links below to get directions and timetables:
In 2020, Peterlee Town Council invested around £350,000 in some brilliant new play areas in Peterlee at the following sites: Woodhouse Park (off Balliol Close), Heath Close and Eden Lane. The play areas have been extended and renewed, including new safety surfaces and Woodhouse Park now boasts a parkour gym and BMX pump-track!
Click on the links below to see some photos of the improved play areas.
In 2022 the Town Council invested over £125,000 in renewing the play equipment and surfacing at the Oakerside Drive play area.
Help us look after these amazing play areas. If you see any anti-social behaviour or vandalism, please call 101 to report it as soon as possible, or contact us by telephone on (0191) 586 2491, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoden Village Quarry
Did you know that Peterlee has an exceptionally rare ancient tropical barrier reef that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest of national importance?!
Imagine a shallow tropical sea, alive with bright corals and shellfish. Just like the Bahamas – but along the Durham coast 260 million years ago.
Find out more about the Yoden Village Quarry SSI site in the information leaflets below:
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 (50 plots). The Lowhills Road site is directly managed by Peterlee Town Council, and the Thorntree Gill site has a Gardeners Association which looks after some of the day to day management of the site. For further information please contact the Town Council in 0191 5862491 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org