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Rowntree Park, York

4.5
#5 of 15 in Parks in York
'The Friends of Rowntree Park' are volunteers who seek to promote the well-being of the Park. We work to support increased and diverse uses of the park, by all sections of the community. The Friends are consulted by the council on developments and changes within the park, and suggest improvements ourselves. Council cuts have meant that much of the gardening in the park is now done by volunteers. We would love more people to join us in helping look after the park and encourage people to use the park.

We also run our own activities, which currently include the Very Young Friends of Rowntree Park (for under 5s and their parents/carers), the Young Friends of Rowntree Park (for Primary aged children) and a volunteer gardeners group.

We also run a range of one of events in the park.

Help us in our work to keep Rowntree Park beautiful and thriving, by joining the Friends of Rowntree Park. Membership is available for a small annual subscription of £5 per household. The membership leaflet is on;line and in the park cafe. You and your family become members and we will send you our newsletters, by email if you prefer. This will keep you up to date with all developments and activities in the park, and as a Friend, you are part of a local community group that can affect what will happen in your park. Your membership also offers 10% discount on food and drink, at the Reading Cafe. We offer gift memberships for the same price, or a 10-year membership (so you don’t have to remember your subscriptions each year!) for a bargain £40. For membership, contact us on membership@rowntreepark.org.uk
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  • I love wandering idly round Rowntree park on a quiet weekend afternoon. It's small but perfectly formed and has something for everyone - pretty manicured gardens for strolling, a play area for young.....  more »
  • Had a stroll around on news years day just before we left York to head back home. Done the trick and tired the dog out enough for him to sleep all the way home. Nice park with lake, playground etc.  more »
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  • Nice park within easy walking distance of York centre, with a small car park. Great café with beautiful views from the terrace. Terrific playground and sports facilities - skate park, tennis and basketball courts. Could do with a little TLC, as parts of it are a bit run down and in need of attention. Super family space - just watch out for the large volumes of goose and dog excrement on the grass and paths.
  • Lovely park with lots of individual mini enclosed squares which are gated to keep the geese out. This means they are safe to let children run free in. Parking was a bit of a problem on the day we went due to there being a large fair on
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