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.

Photographs above and in the header by Darren Sanderson Photography from Rawdon.

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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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Working Party – 24th February 10am & Children’s Gala Theme Announced

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.

Jobs include
Pruning and strimming – Community Orchard
Hedge regeneration – Top Copse
Clearing Top Copse of brambles
Putting up remaining bird boxes
Litter picking



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 parkinsonspark@gmail.com

Picture – from the Forbidden Corner

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Making Homes For Birds & Bugs – 14th February 2018 pm.

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