Aireville Park, a large open space with sporting facilities and play areas in the heart of Skipton.
Aireville Park dates back to the 1830's when it was created by Henry Allcock part of the Aireville Estate. Upon his death, wealthy Skipton Mill owners the Dewhurst family purchased the estate and Aireville Hall.
In 1945 the 171 acre estate passed into the hands of Skipton Urban Council for a grand sum of £15,000 and it was at this time that sporting facilities were included.
In 2007 Craven District Council was successful with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to produce a park Conservation Management plan but was not successful with a full HLF bid to implement this.
The Council then produced a revised Park Master plan (2013) that it is currently busy delivering with support and in partnership with Friends of Aireville Park.
Aireville Park is available for organisations to book for open air (outdoor events). You will need to comply with certain licensing regulations, these are available by contacting the Council (01756) 792805 or email email@example.com
The park boasts:
- 14 hole Pitch and Putt course
- Wheelpark for BMX, skateboards and rollerblades
- Pump track for bicycles
- Children's play areas
- Multi Use Games Area, offering football, tennis, netball and basketball
Aireville Park is also the home of the annual Skipton Triathlon, the largest pool based triathlon in Yorkshire and Humberside.
And it hosts the weekly parkrun, every Saturday morning at 9am.