Saturday 3 June
Watsonia Pavilion, Cross Flatts Park
Monday 5 June
Parkinson Court, University of Leeds
To celebrate World Parks Week in May 2017, we held a free exhibition in Roundhay Park documenting how Leeds parks have changed over time. Now the exhibition is going on tour to Cross Flatts Park (3 June, including a guided park history walk at 2pm*) and the University of Leeds (5 June).
Find out why public parks were first created, and how their founders hoped they would transform the city around them. Discover which parks in Leeds are the most popular, how they are used, how they benefit the public and what challenges they currently face. And explore people’s hopes and fears for the future of public parks, in a time of financial cutbacks and growing demand for access to green space. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
*Park walk subject to weather