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.
Unfortunately, the promised help with woodchipping the branches from the felled tree, and the security work, has not materialised. We do need to get this done as soon as possible, or there may be another fire. If anyone knows of someone with a woodchipper who could help please email us on email@example.com
Once the branches are woodchipped we’ll use them on the paths to make them less slippery when it rains.
Hope everyone is having a Good Easter – the tree was decorated on Saturday, with some help from local children. Do add you own celebratory decorations this week.
Our thanks to Moons for the fabric strips to decorate the tree.
Dates for your diary in 2017
Easter Tree Dressing – Saturday 15th April,
Start Birding – Thursday 11th May, 10am, bird walk in the Park (booking)
Friends Day – Saturday 13th May, 10am, jobs around the Park
Forest School – Sunday 14th May, 2-3pm building dens for Little Friends (charge, booking )
Coffee Morning – Saturday 3rd June, Fund Raising for the Park
Children’s Gala – Sunday 3rd September, theme ‘Go Wild’
Apple Day – Saturday 21st October, apple pressing and apple lore
Advent Tree Dressing – Saturday 2nd December
Lantern Making Workshop – Saturday 2nd December
Lantern Parade – Sunday 17th December
In addition, there will regular days for doing work in the park, including litter picking. Incredible Edible Aireborough will also be back to plant veg and herbs in the planters – if you’d like to help them do that and look after it let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be taking part in other Guiseley events
Guiseley Carnival – 11 June 2017
Guiseley Street Market – 25 June 2017
Tales Told Festival – 7-15th July 2017
Guiseley Christmas Market & Light Switch-on – 26 November 2017
What fun it is to run around on a fine spring day with a pair of crocodile litter pickers looking for rubbish – you could almost wish there was more to pick !! And when you tire of that, well there was seeds to plant for the herb garden or simply just dig a big hole – who knows what treasure you might find.
Today, around 25 families joined in a Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park event put on especially for them to have fun whilst leaning – and hopefully the Parents who came along had fun too. All was done before the rain came.