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FoRP wins the Snaith Award

THE SNAITH AWARD FOR AFFILIATED SOCIETIES The Snaith Award is an annual award for projects completed by a Leeds Civic Trust Affiliated Society. In this inaugural year of the award, FoRP submitted our recently published “History Trail” and we are delighted to announce that we have won an Award amounting to £500.00. During our December…

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Roundhay Park voted the fourth best spot in the UK for a picnic

  In a survey commissioned by digital entertainment service DisneyLife Roundhay Park came fourth, just ahead of Kyoto Gardens in London’s Holland Park, the only two parks to feature.  A panel of parenting and travel experts prepared a short list of 20 picnic locations across the country, taking account of views and surroundings, accessability, facilities…

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Roundhay Park awarded Green Flag

Roundhay Park is one of seven Leeds Parks awarded Green Flag status by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.  The award is given to sites that are “well managed, clean and safe”. Commenting on the award Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability said “We are extremely proud of our city’s parks…

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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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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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