About Us

Love Leeds Parks is a registered charity and forms part of a growing network of UK parks foundations. We support improvements to public parks and green spaces in Leeds for the benefit of residents and visitors to the city.

There are 70 public parks in Leeds ranging from the larger ‘city parks’ like Roundhay, Middleton, Temple Newsam and Golden Acre, to local community parks such as Cross Flatts, Bramley, Horsforth Hall, East End and Springhead parks.  The expression ‘green spaces’ refers to any public space that is largely green, so, as well as parks, it includes cemeteries, nature reserves, public rights of way, recreation grounds, woodlands and the like.

We work in partnership with Leeds City Council who own and manage much of the public green space in Leeds, and Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum which provides a voice for communities who care about local green spaces. Love Leeds Parks does not manage parks or fund routine park maintenance work.

The importance of parks

Parks and green spaces benefit people, wildlife and the environment. They are much-loved and
vital community spaces which are essential to quality of life in our growing city.

 

 

What we support

We raise awareness about the wide ranging benefits of parks, promote community engagement in urban green spaces and generate donations for park improvement projects.

The projects we fund are community focused and add value to public green space, prioritising parks most in need of improvement.

“There are over 600 parks, woodlands and other green spaces in Leeds. It’s vital that all of us take our part in looking after them.”  Watch our video to learn more.

Governance

Love Leeds Parks is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Click here to read our constitution.