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Middleton Park

Middleton park lake

Middleton Park, the green jewel of South Leeds is a mixture of traditional parkland and ancient woodland. This 190 hectare 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 and has several entrances. The address of the main entrance to the park is:

Town Street, Middleton, LS10 3SH


Click on the map image below to see a full size version of the park map.

map of middleton park

Attractions and facilities

  • 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 2:15pm, Monday to Friday.
9am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Click to expandVisitor 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.​

Click to expandEvents

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.

Click to expandDisabled access

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.

Click to expandBuses and parking

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.​

Click to expandVolunteering

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.​​​

Click to expandContacts

Email us using the Contact Us section of this page

Parks and Countryside Head Office – 0113 395 7400 (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)

ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – 0113 232 9973

Dog Wardens – 0113 222 4407​

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