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Parks and countryside

This section covers everything green in the city including parks, nature reserves, woodlands, public rights of way, allotments, playgrounds, our plant nursery, outdoor events, education, volunteering and more.​​

​Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside service manages around 4000 hectares of green space across Leeds, ensuring that the city remains one of the greenest and most attractive places to live in Europe.

The sites that the service manages are varied and include:

  • parks
  • nature reserves
  • public rights of way
  • playgrounds
  • allotments
  • cemeteries and crematoria
  • sports pitches
  • woodlands
  • city centre flower beds.​

On top of that, we are responsible for visitor attractions such as Tropical World, Home Farm at Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall bird garden. We also support Leeds In Bloom, have a large plant nursery, manage cafes and shops, run an education programme and lots more! 

Information about all of these things and more can be found on this website but if you are struggling to find the information you require, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Useful contacts:

Parks and Countryside Head Office – tel: 0113 378 6002

ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – tel: 0113 232 9973

Dog Wardens – tel: 0113 222 4406

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Please note that the Parks and Countryside's Head Office main reception telephone number 0113 378 6002 is staffed from 8am to 4:30pm (Monday to Thursday) and 8am to 4pm on a Friday.

Outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.