The Friends are committed to promoting and being actively involved in the appearance, preservation, restoration, improvement and well-being of Roundhay Park for the benefit of all its users. Also, we keep a watchful eye on what is happening in the Park and on the Council’s plans for the Park and its buildings. We played a large part in defending The Mansion against it becoming Council offices in 2004 and we were delighted at its re-opening in August 2009.
FoRP is always very active. Our first major project was to create The Friends Garden, successfully applying for Grants which, combined with our own resources, enabled us to have a Project Budget of over £10,000. The Garden is at the Old Park Road entrance to Canal Gardens. In 2008, we opened The Geology Trail (in association with The Leeds Geological Association).
Active members, a particularly enthusiastic bunch of people, enjoy the monthly Working Parties held on the second Saturday and fourth Thursday of every month or The Friends Garden Maintenance Group on occasional Tuesday mornings.
If you have a love of The Park, enjoy its open spaces, wooded areas, lakes etc, then FoRP is for you! Membership of The Friends of Roundhay Park costs just £10 per annum for individual membership, £15 per annum for couples and £20 per annum for a Family Membership (2 Adults Plus 2 Children). We are a registered non-profit making charity and all proceeds go into our activities. Click Here To Join