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Highly Successful Triathlon

Of course the Brownlee brothers yet again winning the Elite Mens race on Sunday was the high spot of the weekend, of equal importance were the thousands of athletes and their families who enjoyed our wonderful park, with the Go Tri and junior events on Saturday and the full triathlon on Sunday morning. The fact…

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FoRP funds lights in trees

In the last few days strings of lights have appeared in the trees along Princes Avenue between the Roundhay Fox and the car park.  These have been funded by FoRP to improve lighting in the area and to enhance the appearance of the main entrance to the Park.

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FoRP Lecture – Roundhay Park Past, Present and Future

This talk builds on the recent Exhibition put together by researchers from the University of Leeds. They will join the Friends to discuss what their public survey, interviews and focus groups tell us about Roundhay Park and the challenges it faces today. They will be drawing historic parallels between the Park’s Victorian past and its…

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Join the Big Bluebell Watch

Bluebells are very slow to spread so wooded areas with large numbers of bluebells are a good indication that the wood is long established.  As part of the Woodland Trust project to identify Ancient Woodland (i.e. tree cover since at least 1600) the Big Bluebell Watch has been set up to provide a detailed map…

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The Outdoor Gym is open

An exciting joint project between Leeds City Council and the Friends of Roundhay Park. With thanks to John and Jean Hussey for being our enablers for this project. (Commentary by John Hussey) “After two years of trials and tribulations we finally see the  Outdoor Gym. The negotiations with the Council over the precise location seemed…

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Mary’s Tree is the People’s Choice

The Leeds Architecture Awards 2016 took place in Leeds Town Hall on the evening of 2nd March 2017.  Mary’s Tree had been short listed by the professional jury in the category Public Realm and Landscape Design and it won a Highly Commended certificate, just missing the top spot, which went to Sovereign Square, a new…

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New Rain Forest Area at Tropical World Opens

Opened by Councillor Lucinda Yeadon yesterday the 9th February, the revamped creature corner and waterfall areas have had a major makeover and include a number of new residents.  These include Madagascar giant day geckos, vampire crabs, tomato frogs, red tail catfish and a dwarf caiman crocodile. One of the new attractions which is sure to…

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Education Centre renamed in honour of Ann Maquire

  The Education Centre at the Mansion in Roundhay Park has been renamed in honour of murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maquire. Leeds City Council leader Coun Judith Blake said: “I’m sure that everyone here knows that Ann devoted more than 40 years – her entire career as a teacher – to encouraging, inspiring, supporting and…

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Buy a photo of the park

Did you ever feel it was a pity that the many attractive pictures of the park featured in our annual calendars, were only on show for a month. Well you can now obtain a copy to keep. All the calendar pictures from 2011 to 2015 are now displayed on the web site and if you…

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