This is the highest award in the category (C6 Parks, Gardens, Cemeteries & Public Building). Judges comments… The conversion from the original derelict site to the Friends’ Garden we saw is an outstanding achievement. The plant selection is excellent as proved by the lack of distress in a difficult year. The natural methods of… Read more
ROUNDHAY PARK and Tropical World are included in a new guide which aims to enable people to enjoy the best of Britain’s attractions whatever their disability, The revamped Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, now in its 10th year, has for the first time extended its reviews to include information for visitors with more hidden… Read more
Dr Peter Mills of Leeds Becket University Centre for Culture and the Arts, gave a lecture on 4th April about the many UK and international artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen who have featured in concerts in Roundhay Park.
The English Art Company are taking over the conservatory adjacent to the Mansion for an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and other crafts. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission free.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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.