2018 Parkinson’s Park Events

14 February PM – For National Nest Box Week we will be putting up some robin nest boxes and some bug hotels.  This is a Little Friends Event for parents/carers and children.

24 February AMFriends Park Working Party, to do a variety of tidying and maintenance jobs such as varnish the benches, clear around the copse hedges, and tend the herb garden . Continue reading

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Welcome to Parkinson’s Park

Parkinsons ParkParkinson’s Park sits behind what used to be the Crompton Parkinson site on Netherfield Road: it can be approached via a number of entrances on Kelcliffe Lane, Greenshaw Terrace, Netherfield Crescent and Hillside Avenue.  It was given to the people of Guiseley to use as a park by Frank and Albert Parkinson during the 1930’s: it has been in continuous use for walks, play, and events since that time.   It is now owned by the developer Bellway Homes, who, along with Local Councillors and organizations like RHS and Groundwork, have supported the Friends of Parkinson’s Park CIC (FOPP) in their efforts to make this an attractive green space once again for community use.    On these pages you can follow and comment on the progress that is made – we also need your stories of the park, as well as pictures, and comments on how you would like the park to devleop.  We warmly welcome all contributions, or just sign up to follow us on this site or on Twitter (parkinsons_pk).  If you use foursquare :: on your smartphone, check in and leave a tip for other visitors.

Photograph above by Darren Sanderson and in the header by Julie Wilks.

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Children’s Gala 2018 – 2nd September, 2pm.

We continue with the Crompton Parkinson’s tradition of an annual Children’s Gala in the Park – this year is the sixth Gala run by FOPP, and will be attended by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Leeds.

The theme will be Fairy Tales,  so get out those Aesop’s Fables, Hans Christian Anderson, Brother’s Grimm, or Traditional English, Irish, Scottish Welsh or Yorkshire Tales for inspiration.   We want to see a Park full of dwarfs, sprites, boggarts, dragons, lost souls, mermaids, giants, unicorns, witches, warlocks, trolls, goblins, fairy godmothers, talking toys, fantastic beasts,  questing heroes, and inquisitive heroines.

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Residents who attended the Tales Told Festival March to the Stars event on Saturday had a ‘magical time’.  Quotes include

“..fab evening!  It was like a scene from ‘The Darling Buds of May’ and it was delightful!”

” Well done to the Tales Told team for making the Park look so magical.”

“What an absolutely lovely family & community festival on the park this evening. So great to see so many families and young and old alike having fun together in such a great space.”

There were some beautiful photographs taken by Julie Wilks (Guiseley Art Club) and Liakat Parapia (Aireborough Camera Club) of which the below are a selection.  (Others avilable on our Facebook Page).

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The Tales Told Finale “March to the Stars”  will be held in Parkinson’s Park on Saturday 30th June, organized by Codswallop CIC, who run the Tales Told Festival.

There will be a lantern parade from Guiseley Theatre at 7.30pm. Then, at 8pm in the Park will be a variety of stalls, games and entertainers including live musicians. The event will finish with up to 10mins of fireworks at 10pm, by the professional company who have done the display in the Park before.

There is a map on how to get to the Park here. Continue reading

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There are a number of people who are signed up to receive emails from updated posts on the Friends of Parkinson’s Park website.  If you do not wish to receive post updates via this method from FOPP from 25th May 2018 please go to the bottom of this email and unsubscribe.  If by any chance you continue to receive updates when you don’t want them then email us on parkinsonspark@gmail.com and we will remove your email from the website manually.

Emails that are on the system from 25th May 2018 will be taken to be those belonging to people who still wish to receive website post updates.  They will not be used for any other purpose.  You can unsubscribe at anytime.

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Friends Social – 23rd May 2018, 7.15pm

The Friends are having a ‘social’ at 7.15pm, at Guiseley Methodist Church to update Friends old and new about the Park.  There will also be a talk about the Park’s history, as well as refreshments.  Please let us know by email parkinsonspark@gmail.com if you are coming for numbers.



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Birding Walk – 17th May

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