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Keeping our park beautiful for everyone

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Duck and Swan Food

We ask you to give a little more. In October 2017, Friend of Roundhay Park made “Floating Swan and Duck Food” available from a rack in Lakeside Cafe. We did this to improve the water quality of the lake.It was a great success.Last year, to make sure that the Swan and Duck project was sustainable…
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Launch of Little Friends

We have exciting news for all Family Members of FoRP – we will be introducing a number of new children’s activities in the Park over the coming months, which we hope your children will want to try out! Little Friends is our project name, and our plans have been shaped by views of the local…
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New Playground

The New Playground Is Now OPEN!

Friends Garden wins Yorkshire in Bloom Award

  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…
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Park and Tropical World praised in Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

  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…
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When Pop came to Roundhay Park

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.  

Roundhay Art Exhibition

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.

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…
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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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