Work has begun to expand Sheaf Valley Park, the land behind Sheffield Train Station, to create a fresh green setting for more than 1,000 new homes.
The first phase involved the creation of South Street Open Space – the new park and amphitheatre between the station and Park Hill - plus landscaping around Park Hill flats and the first steps in planting a new arboretum.
Now improvements will focus on two key links - the Clay Wood Green link and the Park Hill Green link.
The Park Hill link will provide a new cycle and pedestrian path from the tram stop at the back of the station up to the main entrance to Park Hill flats on Shrewsbury Road.
The Clay Wood Green Link will create a continuous open space with a path for pedestrians and cyclists, running from Fitzwalter Road to Shrewsbury Road, through Clay Wood via the Cholera Monument. The rest of the Clay Woods flats site has been allocated for new housing.
Coun Harry Harpham, Deputy Leader of Sheffield Council said: “We hope to improve connections for people living in the area as well as providing a much- needed green space with some stunning panoramic views of the city skyline.”