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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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