Category Archives: Facilities

PARK TO GET A NATTER BENCH

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Apple Picking Time in October with Apple Day on 20th

The apples in the orchard are ripening nicely, but they are not yet ready for picking. The majority of the varieties need another month or so to mature – and we could do with some sun. If you look in … Continue reading

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Cycling in the Park

This is NOT an official notice that has been put up by either owners Bellway, Management Company Meadfleet, or the Friends of Parkinson’s Park.  In line with Leeds BYELAWS FOR PLEASURE GROUNDS, PUBLIC WALKS AND OPEN SPACES, which the Park … Continue reading

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2nd Guiseley Guides Upgade Suzannah’s Meadow

On a beautiful May evening yesterday the 2nd Guiseley Guides and their leaders helped the Friends plant out flowers in Suzannah’s Meadow.  This will help build up a nectar rich habitat to encourage bees and butterflies. When the Bellway Estate … Continue reading

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Growing An Orchard

“Within the woodland flow’ry gladed, By the oak tree’s mossy root, The shining grass blade timber shaded Now do quiver on the foot, And birds do whistle overhead, And water’s bubbling in its bed, And there for me the apple … Continue reading

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Winter Work

The New Year has seen a number of maintenance jobs completed around the Park.   Firstly,  woodchip has been laid on the bottom path to help making walking easier.   Thanks to Shaun Smith and helper from Elite Garden Maintenance for this. … Continue reading

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Snow – Get The Sledges Out !!

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Improvements to Kelcliffe Lane

Not quite in Parkinson’s Park, but it plays a role in the setting.  So we are pleased that repairs and improvements have been done over the last few weeks along Kelcliffe Lane,  from the top of Oxford Avenue to Nursery … Continue reading

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Park Improvements – Bog Garden and Orchard – Can You Help?

The Bog Garden near Nethercliffe has now undergone a complete overhaul by Open Country.   The issue with the liner has been addressed and some new soil put in.  Then, plants such as Ragged Robin, Water Aven, Yellow Flag Iris and … Continue reading

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A New Outlook For The ‘Old Man’s Seat’

In the top corner of the Park is a bench which was put there to replace one that was there for decades.  It was called ‘Old Man’s Seat’ as it was a favourite with local older residents, who used to … Continue reading

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