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The Outdoor Gym is under construction

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 start on site of the Outdoor Gym. The negotiations with the Council…

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…

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…

Ram Wood is Safe

On Tuesday 31st January Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, announced that the Council would not be proceeding with the idea of a Go Ape adventure facility in Roundhay Park. She stated that “it was clear from the responses to the consultation that local residents in the area had concerns regarding this proposal. …

Rewiew of some problems in the Park

On Thursday 1st December our chairman Richard Critchley and secretary David Binns welcomed the Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council Linda Yeadon together with colleague Jack Dunn.  Also present were Roundhay councillors Christine Macniven and Ghulam Hussain and from the Parks Department Sean Flesher Head of Parks and Green Spaces and Dave Morgan. The purpose…

Dates for World Series Triathlon 2017 announced

Following a very successful event in 2016 and the marvelous victory for local heroes the Brownlee brothers, the event returns to Leeds and Roundhay Park on the 10th and 11th June 2017 On Saturday 10 June newcomers to the sport are given the chance to take part in a fun-filled GO TRI event in Roundhay…

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…

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…