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Endcliffe Park comprises parkland as well as woodland. The portion along Rustlings Road is grassy and used as a recreation whilst the Northern border, separated from the recreation grounds by the Porter Brook, is woodland, and is traversed by many paths.
The entrance to the park was a toll bar on the Hathersage Road, next to the entrance is a Grade II listed pavilion.
To the left of the park's entrance is the Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club.
The park features two monuments dedicated to Queen Victoria. Near the entrance is a statue of Queen Victoria and mid-way up the path towards Whiteley Woods is an obelisk also in honour of Queen Victoria. Both originally stood at the top of Fargate in Sheffield city centre. A tree planted by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee stands near her statue.
There is also a memorial stone at the crash site of the USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress "Mi Amigo". The plane was hit over Germany in 1944 and the crew only got this far back to their airbase. It is suggested that they put it down in the park to avoid hitting the nearby houses. Each year there is a service to commemorate them, which is held at the site. A full history of the crash is given at the BBCs' h2g2 site linked below.
As well as several monuments a new playground was added in 2008 with many attractions for children. The park often hosts circuses and other events in the summer. There is also a cafe.
The Porter Brook, although flowing freely between the many old trees of the park, is dammed and forms two ponds, home of ducks and pigeons. The first pond, situated to the West of the park has an island. There is no access to the island.
The second pond is larger and the Southern side of the pond is walled with a path on top, the pond's wildlife use it as a resting place.
- City Park
- Listed on English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
- Grade II listed features: Toll Gates, Jubilee Monument, Jubilee Obelisk, Pavilion & Lodge, Statue of Queen Victoria.
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- Sheffield's Parks, Woodlands & Countryside
- Mi Amigo - an account of a bomber that crashed in the park