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.


Location

Mansion Lane, off Princes Avenue, LS8 2HH


Map

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

 


Attractions and Facilities

  • Tropical World
  • Explorer's cafe
  • Playgrounds
  • Skate park
  • Toilets
  • Visitor centre
  • Lakes and streams
  • Specialist gardens
  • 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
  • Golf course​
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Access informationAccess information<div class="ExternalClass04E2311847EA4C6092D13838C997046F"><strong>Car Parks</strong><br>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.  <br><br><strong>Disabled parking</strong><br>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. <br><br><strong>Paths and entrances</strong><br>Entrances to the park <span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span>and all paths are wheelchair accessible. There are inclines within the park but no issues have been reported by users. <br><br> <strong>Accessible toilets</strong><br>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. <br><br> <strong>Disabled Play Equipment</strong><br>A playground with accessible play equipment is located at the playground near the tram car park off Princes Avenue. <br><br> <strong>Mobility scooters</strong><br>Are available from Tropical World. To book a scooter, please call <strong>0113 237 0754</strong> 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.​ ​​​</div>
Buses and parkingBuses and parking<div class="ExternalClass65C91986212D42FEAF0F948AE4A491DF"><p>​Bus numbers 2 and 12 run from Leeds City Centre to Roundhay Park regularly every day.</p> <p><strong>Car Parks</strong></p> <p>Parking is free. </p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Disabled parking</strong></p> <p>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.​</p></div>
EventsEvents<div class="ExternalClass92416C8CA113424DAFE6E7BC19687FBB">​<p>Roundhay Park hosts numerous events ranging from brass bands to bonfire night with 70,000 attendees.</p> <p>For more information on events see the Parks and Countryside Events leaflet in the <strong>Documents</strong> section.</p> <p>To book Roundhay Park for an event, go to the <strong>Booking Parks</strong> in the Related Pages section of this page.​</p> ​​</div>
ContactsContacts<div class="ExternalClass4E0ED7559FE64EC3AB28C65B777C2DEA"><p>Email us using the <strong>Contact Us</strong> form on this page</p> <p>Parks and Countryside Head Office – <strong><span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span>0113 378 6002<span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday</p> <p>ParksWatch (24 hour helpline) – <strong>0113 232 9973</strong></p> <p>Dog Wardens – <strong>0113 222 4407​​</strong>​​</p></div>
Further informationFurther information<div class="ExternalClassB6BECFA28D184ECE8257209DE520A314"><strong>Land train</strong> <p>Roundhay Park’s land train has been reintroduced and is available on Saturdays/Sundays and also during school holidays, weather permitting.</p> <p>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 £1.50 for a single or £2.00 for a return ticket and the journey time is eight minutes.</p> <p><strong>History of the Park</strong></p> <p>A <a href="/docs/History%20of%20Roundhay%20Park.pdf">brief history of Roundhay Park </a>can be found in the <strong>Documents</strong> section of this page.​​​​​​​​​​</p> <p><strong>Lakeside Cafe</strong></p> <p>The Lakeside Cafe at Roundhay Park is not run by Leeds City Council, but you can find out everything you need to know <a href="http://thelakesidecafe.co.uk/">on their website</a>. ​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>
Fishing at Roundhay ParkFishing at Roundhay Park<div class="ExternalClassCC0D12337D3741739B1520FBD8745E0B">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. <br><br> Fishing is not permitted along the Dam and Bywash areas as part of the 1975 reservoirs act. <br><br> Fishing is not permitted on the top (small) lake because it is a protected wildlife habitat. <br><br> <strong>Please tidy up and take away your lines and hooks so the swans, ducks and geese don’t get tangled up in them.</strong> </div>
VolunteeringVolunteering<div class="ExternalClassDAD9D86C600F402EBB7F604693BD8926"><p>​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.</p> <p>For more information visit their website which you can find in the <strong>External Links</strong> section of this page.​</p></div>

 

 

Parks Byelawshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Parks ByeLaws.pdf445343pdf
EPC 269 Roundhay Road officehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/EPC 269 Roundhay Road office.pdf82978pdf
Layout 1https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/History of Roundhay Park.pdf1162628pdf
Layout 1https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Map of Roundhay park.pdf1315540pdf
Love Parks Week events in Leeds 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Love Parks Week events in Leeds 2017.pdf187333pdf
Love Parks Week Roundhay Park posterhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Love Parks Week Roundhay Park poster.pdf536137pdf
Parks and Countryside events leaflethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Parks and Countryside events leaflet.pdf2269561pdf

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