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Roundhay Park

Fountains at Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is one of the most popular parks in Leeds due to its size, grandeur and array of things to see and do. Three miles north of Leeds city centre, Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woodlands, formal gardens and contains several cafes, two playgrounds, the popular visitor attraction Tropical World and much more.


Mansion Lane, off Princes Avenue, LS8 2HH



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

Attractions and Facilities

  • Tropical World - see Related Pages for more details
  • Explorer's cafe
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate park
  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre
  • Lakes and streams
  • Specialist gardens - see Related pages for more details
  • Shops at Tropical World and The Mansion
  • Education/meeting rooms in The Mansion
  • Sports pitches - football, rugby, cricket, tennis, grass cycling track (Free to use, first come first serve)
  • Canoe club
  • Land train


Roundhay Park hosts numerous events ranging from brass bands to bonfire night with 70,000 attendees.

For more information on events see the Parks and Countryside Events leaflet in the Documents section.

To book Roundhay Park for an event, go to the Booking Parks in the Related Pages section of this page.​


Access information

Car Parks
There are five car parks located in the following positions: at the south end of the park off Wetherby Road; at the end of Park Avenue by the Lakeside Café; at the west side of the park by the old tram station off Princes Avenue; behind the Roundhay Fox pub off Mansion Lane and at the end of Mansion Lane by the Mansion House Hotel. 

Disabled parking
There are three bays on Mansion Lane, with a large bay located outside Tropical World, which can take five cars. In the other four car parks there is no provision specifically for disabled people but plenty of parking spaces.

All paths are wheelchair accessible. There are inclines within the park but no issues have been reported by users. Entrances
All entrances are accessible.

Accessible toilets
DDA toilets are available in Tropical World, Explorers Café, the Visitor Centre and the Education Rooms. There is also a DDA toilet at Lakeside Café.

Disabled Play Equipment
A playground with accessible play equipment is located at the playground near the tram car park off Princes Avenue.

Mobility scooters
Are available from Tropical World. To book a scooter, please call 0113 237 0754 or enquire at the shop counter. Please bring along an identification document, such as a blue badge, with you on the day you wish to loan a scooter.​ ​​​

Buses and parking

​Bus numbers 2 and 12 run from Leeds City Centre to Roundhay Park regularly every day.



​The Friends of Roundhay Park are a large group of supporters of the park who aim to protect the natural beauty and improve the facilities and resources of the park. They do this in various ways including fundraising, campaigning and undertaking practical work on site.

For more information visit their website which you can find in the External Links section of this page.​

Fishing at Roundhay Park

Fishing is permitted on Waterloo (the big) lake except by the boating area to the front of the café (up to the maintained grass area) and to where the path leaves the side of the lake on the opposite bank.

Fishing is not permitted along the Dam and Bywash areas as part of the 1975 reservoirs act.

Fishing is not permitted on the top (small) lake because it is a protected wildlife habitat.

Please tidy up and take away your lines and hooks so the swans, ducks and geese don’t get tangled up in them.


Email us using the Contact Us form on this page

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

ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – 0113 232 9973

Dog Wardens – 0113 222 4407​​​​

Further information

Land train

Roundhay Park’s land train has been reintroduced and is available on Saturdays/Sundays and also during school holidays, weather permitting.

The service starts at approximately 11am, at Lakeside Café and runs up Carriage Drive and along Middle Walk, to the Park gates and then does a return journey. The service runs every 15 minutes and costs £1 for a single or £1.50 for a re​turn ticket and the journey time is eight minutes.

History of the Park

A brief history of Roundhay Park can be found in the Documents section of this page.​​​​​​​​​​

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