The Friends of Roundhay Park (FoRP) is a charitable organisation formed in 1994 by local Leeds residents who decided to get involved with the Park, rather than just talk about it. They had the vision to create an organisation bringing together all lovers of the Park.
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As of today, FoRP has a Membership of over 700, made up of a diverse mix of people. Anyone and everyone is welcome and you do not have to live in Roundhay, or even Leeds. All that is needed is a love of Roundhay Park together with a small subscription fee to help support our efforts.

Join On-Line Single, Joint  and Family memberships are available through our shopping cart at only £10, £15 and £20 per annum.

All of our income is spent in helping maintain the park for everyone to enjoy. Click Here For Membership Details

Children’s Playground:  Our current major project – Improvements to the Lakeside Children’s Playground.

Children’s Playground

Many people, especially parents and grandparents of children up to 7, have complained about the poor quality and limited equipment in the Lakeside Playground.

The Friends of Roundhay Park are now engaged, together with the Council’s Parks and Countryside Department in a project to considerably improve these facilities.

As a first step, we have counted the number of children using the playground and asked users to complete an online survey about their experience of the playground. The survey is now closed with over 1000 responses.  We would like to thank everyone who responded.  We hope to publish a detailed analysis shortly.


The Roundhay Park History Trail Leaflet is now available.

Take a guided tour around some of the iconic buildings and areas of the park used for many different events over the past 150 years. Free copies are available in the Mansion, Tropical World, Oakwood, Moortown and Chapel Allerton libraries, and the Leeds Visitor Information Centre under the Central Library.








Mary’s Tree: A permanent reminder of the success of Mary’s Tree at the Leeds Architecture Awards. A picture of Mary’s Tree together with copies of the two certificates – runner up in the Landscape and Urban Design category and the winner of the People’s Choice category is now displayed on the wall of the Tropical World café, alongside the historical sale map used to advertise the auction at which John Barran purchased the park for the people of Leeds


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