Quarry Park (Local Nature Reserve), Dunsville

This former quarrying site is now a park and local nature reserve, with a wide range of things to see and do. Quarry Park has won the Green Flag Award for parks 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Government Guidance

Owing to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), please note that although play areas, outdoor gyms, sports facilities, walking routes and nature walks are open; social distancing must be followed in all these areas.

Please respect the park – take your litter home with you or use the bins provided, and pick up waste after your dog.

You can continue to use green spaces responsibly. Please respect other visitors - do not visit if you have any symptoms; use your own hand sanitiser regularly, and adhere to government guidance.

About Quarry Park

Quarry Park certainly has an intriguing history behind it. Before 1938, the park was a spot of agricultural land before becoming a quarrying site for almost twenty years. In the early 1970s, the park became the property of the Council. 

Things to see and do at Quarry Park

Places to play

  • toddler play area with a slide, set of swings, a rope net pyramid and a sand pit
  • junior play area with a climbing frame, tightrope walk, a hammock and zip-wire
  • playing field

Sports and exercise

  • sports facilities including a multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment
  • three fitness trails of varying length (displayed on panels at the park's entrance point). One of the trails is suitable for disabled users and wheelchairs
  • a weekly short walk for those who would like to become more active and learn interesting facts about the park! For the full route, visit the weekly walks section of our walking in Doncaster page.

Enjoy a stroll

There are walking routes and nature walks you can take (please see downloadable map at the side of the page). There is also an orienteering course if you want to do a bit of exploring (route markers have been placed throughout the park). You can also enjoy a walk to Barnby Dun from the park.

Nature and scenery

The park's status as an outdoor nature reserve makes it an ideal place to enjoy some beautiful nature and scenery including wildflower meadows, woodland areas and a variety of wildlife.

Places to sit

There's seating throughout the park, most of which is next to the public footpaths, along with a number of picnic benches.

Where can I put my rubbish/dog waste?

There are bins for both litter and dog waste throughout the park. The two bins in the play area are for litter only.

Get involved

Quarry Park has a highly-active 'friends of' group who work with us on conserving and improving the park. For the latest updates from the group, visit the Quarry Park Facebook page.

Getting to the park

Parking facilities are available near to the Post Office the High Street, Dunsville, just over five miles out of Doncaster town centre on the A18 to Dunsville. There is a pathway leading directly into the park.

If you're travelling by bus, you can use the Travel South Yorkshire journey planner. To do so, just enter where you're going from and to (High Street, Dunsville).

For a view of the park and the surrounding area, check out the following Google Maps view:

Parks and outdoor spaces

For a list of parks and outdoor spaces in Doncaster, how to report an issue and how to apply for a memorial in one of these spaces, visit our parks and outdoor spaces page. 

Last updated: 23 August 2021 15:17:41