Saturday 29 April – Monday 1 May
10am-4pm, Roundhay Park Visitors’ Centre
To celebrate World Parks Week, this free exhibition documents how Leeds parks have changed over time. It presents the findings of a major research project into public parks, and showcases a new collection of images of Leeds parks through time, submitted by members of the public.
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.
The main exhibition programme takes place from 29 April – 1 May, featuring displays, an image slideshow, activities for children, and the following events:
29 April, 2pm: Guided park history walk*
30 April, 2pm: Guided park history walk*
1 May, 1pm: Talk: history of Leeds parks
The exhibition displays will remain on view from 2 May – 7 May.
*Park walks subject to weather