Glebelands Recreation Ground

Glebelands Recreation Ground


A recreation ground that has a wide variety of sports on offer and a green space that hosts popular local community events.

Glebelands Recreation Ground

Glebelands Recreation Ground is a multi-use green space that’s used for sports and community events.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Glebelands Recreation Ground has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • On-site Toilets
  • Parking
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access


Glebelands Recreation Ground is located in Garforth 9-miles east of the centre of Leeds.

Things to Do

The top things to do at Glebelands Park are:

Dog Walking

It’s a brilliant place to take the dog for a walk. The playing fields provide an unrestrained open space for your pooch to run free off the lead.


Glebelands has a traditional playground with the usual swings, slides and climbing apparatus on offer for the little ones.


The skatepark is one of the standout facilities on the recreation ground. It comes with a drop in bowl; a spine; lots of jumps and ramps. These facilities are perfect for both the new and experienced skater, scooter or bmxer.


Glebelands Recreation Ground has one full sized adult rugby pitch. Useable from dawn to dusk. Garforth Tigers rugby league club play their games on this pitch. For all the joining info checkout the Garforth Tigers website.


There’s a large adult sized football pitch and one junior sized football pitch at Glebelands Recreation Ground. Useable from dawn to dusk. Garforth Villa play their football on this pitch – check them out online.

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Breeze in the Park

Summer holidays are all about Breeze in the Park. Glebelands is one of the stop offs on the summer Breeze tour. If you’re under 19-years of age you can enjoy art, inflatables, a fun fair and of course some tasty food. For all the event info head to the Breeze website.


G-fest is a family friendly festival that pushes forward some of the best live music Garforth has to offer. Come and nod your head while supping a beer and tucking into a bite to eat. All the profits go to local charities too. For all the updates check out the G-Fest Facebook page.

Garforth Feastival

The aptly named ‘Garforth Feastival’ is all about bringing people together through a shared love of food (if you didn’t guess already!). The food (and drink) is a showcase of some of the best local independents in Garforth and the surrounding area. Head to the Feastival website for all the info.


Garforth is a suburb of Leeds that grew fat and wealthy off the back of the booming coal mining industry in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The local Gascoigne family were the main players in running several of the local coalmines. Nowadays the dominant trade is manufacturing and repair of motor vehicles.


There are changing rooms and toilets on-site at Glebelands but these are only accessible with the permission of the local council.

Food and Drink

Garforth has some fantastic food and drink choices that are close by to Glebelands Recreation Ground. Podger is a local that accommodates both the raucous and the chilled. Pop in to party or meet with friends over a pint. An alternative to the pub environment is the Doumouchel Patisserie– it does some of the freshest and tastiest cakes in Leeds and makes for a perfect pit stop on the way to the park. Just pack a flask or coffee or tea to enjoy with these beauties.


Glebelands Recreation Ground has a small car park that can accommodate up to 35-cars.


Glebelands Recreation Ground is fully accessible to all.

How to Get To Glebelands Recreation Ground

Google Map Directions


It takes 30-minutes to get to East Garforth via train from Leeds City Centre. From East Garforth station it’s a 15-minute walk to Glebelands Rec.


Bus number 166 goes straight to the park. It will take 55-minutes to complete the journey one way.

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