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Potternewton Park

Potternewton Park is 2 miles north east of Leeds city centre and approximately 13 hectares in area.


Harehills Lane


Relax with a leisurely stroll around the formal parkland and enjoy the colourful bedding schemes or enjoy a picnic in the pleasant surroundings.

For those looking for more active recreation, try a game of bowls, football or tennis, or for a mental workout why not indulge in a game of chess.

Younger children can enjoy the modern and challenging play area whilst older youths enjoy the large skateboard park and basketball court.

Potternewton Park has an active Friends group who organise community events and support new initiatives such as the new park graffiti wall.

Potternewton Park is home to the annual West Indian Carnival and Reggae Concert which takes place every August Bank Holiday weekend. Countless flamboyant and vibrant outfits fill the park as the parade floats begin their procession accompanied by the sounds of whistles and music.

Potternewton Park is accessible to wheelchair users.

Useful contacts:

Parks and Countryside Head Office, Farnley Hall Park – tel: 0113 395 7400, fax: 0113 395 7401
Leeds City Council main switchboard – tel: 0113 222 4444
ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – tel: 0113 232 9973
Dog wardens – tel: 0113 222 4407
Parks email address -  parks@leeds.gov.uk

Please note that the Parks and Countryside's Head Office main reception telephone number 0113 3957400 is staffed from 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am - 4.00pm on a Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message on the answerphone.