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Middleton Park

Middleton park lake

Middleton Park, often described as ‘the green jewel of South Leeds,’ is a mixture of traditional parkland and ancient woodland. This large green space contains something for everyone with attractions including a café, bowling greens, a playground, fishing lake and community events held throughout the year.


Middleton Park is 4 miles south of the city centre. It’s a big site, 190 hectares in size and there are several  entrances – for details see the map in the documents section of this page. The address of the main entrance to the park which leads to the visitor centre, café, fishing lake, bowling greens and playground is:

Town Street
LS10 3SH
map of middleton park

See the documents section of this page for a larger copy of the map.

Attractions and facilitiesducks and anglers at Middleton Park
  • Café
  • Visitor Centre with toilets
  • Playground
  • Parkland, flower beds and rose garden
  • Nature Reserve – see related pages section of this page
  • Bowling greens
  • Fishing lake - all welcome, please fish responsibly
  • Multi-use games area
  • Benches
  • Heritage trails covering the history and wildlife of the area.
  • Middleton Railway – see external links section of this page
  • Middleton Park Equestrian Centre – see external links section of this page
  • John Charles Centre for Sport – see related pages section of this page
Visitor centre, café and toilet opening hours

10:15am to 14:15 am, Monday to Friday.
The centre and café are also open on weekends when events are being held. 

Disabled access, buses and parking

There are quite a few tarmac paths around the parkland that are accessible for wheelchair users.
Mobility scooters are available to hire for free from Middleton Park Visitor Centre. Call 0113 378 1142 to book.
There is a disabled toilet at the visitor centre.

Buses 2, 12 and 13A all go to Middleton near the park, while number 13 stops outside the park entrance on Town Street​. For more information, go to the Metro website from the external links section of this page.
A free car park can be accessed from Town Street, Middleton. There is also a free car park at the golf course off the Ring Road.

Contact us

Email us using the Contact Us section of this page
Parks and Countryside Head Office – 0113 3957400 (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)
ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – 0113 2329973
Dog Wardens – 0113 2224407

Visitor survey

​We would like to know what you think of Middleton Park. If you can spare 10 minutes to fill in a questionnaire for us, please go to our survey website in the external links section of this page and scroll down to the Middleton Park survey section.​


There are lots of events taking place at Middleton Park throughout the year, including the annual community bonfire. For details, check out the Parks and Countryside Events leaflet in the documents section of this page and the Friends of Middleton Park website in the external links section of the page.

Volunteering opportunities

The Middleton Park Estate Volunteers meet every Thursday between 10am and 3pm. They lend their time to improve the park through gardening, habitat management and general estate work. New volunteers are always welcome, contact the Middleton Park Estate Officer on parks@leeds.gov.uk or 0113 3957400 for more information.

The Friends of Middleton Park was formed in 2003 to promote interest and involvement in the park and its woodland. The group organizes popular community events throughout the year and often opens the café on a weekend. New members very welcome, for more information visit their website through the external links section of this page.

Corporate volunteering opportunities are also available at the site for groups and organisations interested in holding a team building day with a difference! For more information please contact the Estate Officer, on 0113 3957400 or parks@leeds gov.uk.​

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