Council launches initiative to work with businesses at Pugneys Country Park

​Date: 11/12/2014

We are launching a new initiative to encourage businesses to help Pugneys Country Park move forward as a major tourist attraction for the area.

The Council is inviting companies with  experience and enthusiasm for running fun activities and events, including family fun activities, sporting activities, countryside activities and one off or event activities to get in touch.

The initiative is part of a plan to help secure the future of the 250 acre park located off Denby Dale Road in Wakefield, which was previously an open cast mine. The popular attraction has two lakes, the largest of which caters for watersports, is popular with families and features a nature reserve.

 The aim is to come up with a proposal to bring new and high quality activities and events to the park, to encourage more people to stay for longer.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: "The Council wants to work with the business community, so that together we can make what is already a fantastic asset to the district even better.

 "We want people now, and in future generations to be able to enjoy Pugneys and have lots of reasons for visiting.

 "Our plans are at any early stage and we are open to any ideas. We want to hear from businesses which would like to express an interest in working with us and could offer people a quality experience."

 Businesses are asked to either download a copy of the brochure and application form from the Council's website or contact the Sport and Active Lifestyle team for further information either by phone 01924 307820 or email