The park is owned by Sheffield City Council and is one of the most used facilities in the City, often hosting circuses and other events in the summer - most notably our Easter Duck Race every Easter Monday.
A playground was built in 2008 with many attractions for children and a parkour training facility in 2014, funded by the Sheffield Parkour Movement group and with a donation from the Friends of Porter Valley.
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.
There is also a memorial stone marking the crash site of the USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress "Mi Amigo". On 22 February 1944 the aircraft was returning, heavily damaged by defending Me-109 fighters, from a bombing mission over Aalborg, Denmark. Around 5pm it crashed in the park with the loss of all 10 crew. An annual memorial service organised by the Royal Air Forces Association is held at the site on the Sunday closest to 22 February.
In 2019, a flypast was arranged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crash. It was organised by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker who had met Tony Foulds, one of the boys playing in the field on the day of the crash, tending to the memorial.