Hunslet Lake Park

Multi-use park in the heart of Hunslet, near the worlds oldest working railway.


Hunslet Lake Park is a multi-use community park that has a playground and a variety of sports facilities.

It is located next to the world’s oldest continuously working railway – Middleton Railway.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Hunslet Lake Park has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Toilets
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access


Hunslet is an inner-city area of south Leeds. It is located 1-mile south-east of Leeds city centre. Hunslet has a strong industrial history.

Things to Do


The playground got a makeover as recent as 2022. The improvements to the park included the installation of new swings, tumble over bars, stepping pods, play markings and a balance beam.


There is a concrete multi-use-games-area that is good for a game of basketball and football. The court is enclosed by fencing, so it is suitable for competitive small sided games.


The MUGA is also great space for a game of five-a-side futsal. In 2023 a new 5-a-side goal was installed in it.


At just shy of 5-acres the park is big enough to get out and stretch your legs on a short walk. It also makes for a really lovely place to take your dog for a walk.


On a sunny day Hunslet Lake Park makes for a pleasant place to have a picnic. If you need to stock up on picnic provisions, there is a supermarket just up the road off the Tunstall Road roundabout.

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Ever since its early days Hunslet has been the ‘Workshop of Leeds’. The area around the park was part of the coal mining communities in the south of the city.

The extensive infrastructure projects supported by road and rail – Middleton Railway is the oldest working railway since 1758 and is next to Hunslet Lake Park has made a big impression on the local community.

The park was upgraded in 2022 to improve the park facilities and biodiversity through better tree coverage.


The nearest public toilet is over the road at the Engine pub.

There are dog and rubbish waste bins in the park.

A couple of benches can be found in the park.

Food and Drink

There aren’t many food and drink options in the immediate area. The next best place to go is the opposite side of the M621 on Dewsbury Road – a choice pick here is Bison Steakhouse.


Park for free opposite the park in the Engine pub car park, LS10 2JJ (Google Map Directions)


Hunslet Lake Park is fully accessible to a wheelchair or pushchair user.

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