For many years the site was used by local resident William John Bradley "Ginner" as a garden and allotment, where he also kept hens. On his death in 1998 the land became neglected and the Parish Council initiated the creation of a village garden.
It was decided in 2002 that the land should be developed for the Community and so a concept plan for its development was created is 2002.
By 2018 the play equipment in the garden had deteriorated and it was decided that rather than repair, a new project would be established to raise the necessary funds to replace the equipment and provide additional facilities.
Almscliffe Villages Community Association supported the Parish Council with this project, and eventually in the Spring of 2021 to play equipment was installed and the children were able to use the facilities once more.