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 AM – Friends 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
Parkinson’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.
Photographs above and in the header by Darren Sanderson Photography from Rawdon.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming for numbers.
Spring is on the way, and we are having a Friends working party this Saturday to start some important jobs.
If you’d like to join us, meet at 10am near the top copse.
Pruning and strimming – Community Orchard
Hedge regeneration – Top Copse
Clearing Top Copse of brambles
Putting up remaining bird boxes
Children’s Gala 2018
Theme for the Children’s Gala on 2 September 2018 will be ‘Enchanted Woodland Folk’. So, lots of time to get those costumes made.
If you’d like to run a game or event linked to this theme, or help at the Gala email us on email@example.com
Picture – from the Forbidden Corner