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Friends of Roundhay Park

Dedicated To Preserving Britain's Best Loved Park

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Who We Are

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.


What We Do

Our aims are to actively protect, preserve and improve the facilities and natural beauty of Roundhay Park for the enjoyment of all its users. Guided by Leeds City Council Parks & Countryside Services, our volunteer groups and Working Parties undertake general maintenance and planting work in selected areas of parkland, gardens, woodlands, streams and footpaths. Our most recent project has been the fundraising to pay for the redesign and new equipment in the Lakeside Playground.


Latest Park News

We keep our members up to date by way of the latest news concerning our park published on our website along with quarterly newsletters. Any important notices are sent via the optional Mailchimp email service 

Mums Meander

Every second Thursday of the month.

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Leeds City Council Survey – Car Parking Charges

Leeds City Council is proposing the introduction of modest car parking charges to meet the cost of maintaining car parking services at Middleton Park, Roundhay Park and Temple Newsam Estate[…]

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WalkSafe Leeds

WalkSafe Leeds is a free safety app available nationwide, but they’ve developed Leeds-specific features for users when they’re within a 6km radius of the city centre. Users can share their[…]

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The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of Roundhay Park are thrilled to announce that we have received the King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This prestigious award is given to volunteer groups that demonstrate outstanding[…]

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Have you heard about our litter picking team?

It’s fun and worthwhile. Come and join us. There is a regular litter picking session held on the first Monday of every month. We start at 10:00am sharp and return[…]

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A THANK YOU message from The Garden Room at The Mansion

Today’s Macmillan Coffee Morning was a great success thanks to our wonderful customers and staff. Thank you to everyone who came by to show their support and eat some great[…]

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Things we do well

Spring, Summer and Winter Newsletters, which are posted to our members prior to publishing on our website

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The provision of healthy food for our Ducks, Swans and other waterfowls. This also helps prevent the lakes from becoming clogged up with bread from well meaning visitors.

In June 2018 we organise an ‘Amnesty For Ducks’ whereby we exchanged free nutritious duck and swan food for any bread brought by our visitors. It was a great success.

Our Membership

As of today, FoRP
has a Membership of over 900, 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.

Single, Joint and Family memberships are available through our shopping cart at only £10, £15 and £20 per annum and includes two free entries per year to Tropical  World All of our income is spent in helping maintain the park for everyone to enjoy.

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Some of our projects

The Friends Garden. Tucked away at the Western (Old Park Road) end of Canal Gardens is “The Friends Garden”, a lovely small woodland garden designed and built by Friends of Roundhay Park.


Roundhay Park Tree Trails. Our special app for your mobile phone to guide you through the historic trees of our park


Some of our Campaigns

From raising money to pay for a super new childrens playground, to providing proper food for the many ducks, swans and waterfowl who’s home is our park, our campaigns and volunteer working parties, ensure the welfare of the park, its wildlife  and it’s visitors is maintained.


Left to right – Childrens Playground AppealMary’s Tree Monument – Visitor Information Board


Some Of Our Team

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Richard Crichley

Chairman & Trustee

Jeremy Stonehouse


Sara Dawson

Publicity Secretary

Carol Haughton

Secretary & Trustee

Helen Gill


Carol Stagg

NewsLetter Editor

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Contact us

You can contact us by using the email form below, or write to us at: The Friends of Roundhay Park, PO Box 129, Leeds LS8 1WY