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Duck food banner stolen for the second time

Some time ago the Friends of Roundhay Park mounted large banners with the headline “Bread is Bad for Ducks” on both sides of Waterloo Lake.  About three months ago the banner on the Lakeside Cafe fence was stolen.  This was replaced with a new banner in late November.  This second banner has now also been…
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A busy Little Friends morning

We’ve had a busy morning here at Little FORP. On one side of the park our Forest School was in full swing with children moving between stations making wands, whistles, fairy houses and boats. And on the other a children’s working party planted crocuses and picked litter. As always thank you Grass Roots, Muddy Boots…
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Childrens adventure trails Coming soon

We have exciting news! The Little FORP team are creating the first ever children’s adventure trails in Roundhay Park. One will be an imaginative trail for the under sixes and the other will be an adventure trail for older children. Designed by Yorkshire Trails, each trail will encourage children to get off the beaten track…
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2020 calendar now available

Our beautiful 2020 Calendar features images taken by our members over the course of the year.Sales of Calendars are an important source of income for us As well as our online shop the FoRP 2020 Calendar is available now from the following outlets:-With Love, Roundhay Road, Oakwood, Dine at the Mansion Lakeside Cafe Philip Howard…
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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.