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Moortown Park

Moortown Park

A community focused park space that has a playground and grassy areas for all the family to enjoy.

Moortown Park

Moortown Park is one of the newest parks in the city. Sat on the former site of the sports ground for Yorkshire Bank. This greenspace is the culmination of campaigning by the Moortown community. Residents who fought off house building proposals to officially open the park in December 2018.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Moortown Park has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Toilets
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

Located between Roundhay and Gledhow to the north east of the city centre. Moortown Park is just over seven acres of grassy green space for the community to enjoy.

Things to Do

Here’s our top picks of things to do in Moortown Park:

Friends of Moortown Park

The Friends of Moortown Park are a team of volunteers that maintain and improve the park surroundings. The main priorities are to keep it safe, green, clean and attractive. The team meet regularly to carry out their work. You can find out when their next meeting is over on their Facebook page.

Playground

The playground has been designed with both the younger and older children in mind. For the young’uns they can enjoy swings and animal climbing frames with a sandpit at the centre. The older ones have big swings, slides and even a trim trail to test the balance and coordination.

Riding

The park has a brand new paved track that circles around the inner edge of the park. Alongside this being a great flat path to walk. It also doubles up as a bike practice lap for the kiddies.

Ball Games

Once the summer months come round the grassy areas become lush green surfaces that are perfect for open space games. Why not bring a ball game or a kite on a windy day and make use of this lovely space.

Wildflower Meadow

Despite Moortown Park being a new piece of land it still retains a wild charm to it. Part of the green land near the wetland has been seeded with wildflower and it blooms beautifully from spring. Close to the meadow is a boxed off herb garden that takes a little more maintaining by the Friends of Moortown Park team.

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History

Moortown Park is a tale of private property to public ownership. Since the year 2000 Yorkshire Bank were seeking a property developer to build on their sports field. Since 2008 a band of residents have worked to beat away approaches and planning applications that would of consumed the entire greenspace. In the end a cluster of houses were built on the site and 7-acres handed over to community to turn it into a park space – Moortown Park was born!

Amenities

Moortown Park has rubbish and dog waste bins dotted around the site. The nearest toilet can be found near the bottom end of the park on Street Lane.

Food and Drink

Picnic

Grab yourself one of the picnic benches that make an ideal alfresco dining spot in the summer months.

Food & Drink

Another great addition to Moortown Park is the bakery and coffee van – Wren Bakery –  that makes regular appearances at the park. Not only does it provided you with great snacks and refreshments; it’s also run by women rebuilding their self-esteem and confidence.

For those after a bit of hot scran we recommend you pop to CATCH Seafood on Street Lane at the bottom of the park. It’s a modern twist on fish & chips with a fishing lodge ambience. And you can sup a craft beer with it too!

Parking

Park for free on the residential street of Street Lane (Google Map Directions)

Be mindful that there are lots of resident parking zones in the other streets surrounding the park.

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Access

Moortown Park is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. Just be prepared for some muddy terrain in the winter months where some wellies are much appreciated.

How to Get To Moortown Park

Google Map Directions

Taxi

A taxi is a cool 15-minutes from the city centre to Moortown Park.

Bus

Bus services 2, 7, 36 & 48 all make a stop within touching distance of the park.

Other Locations Near Moortown Park

Looking for other places near Moortown Park? Here are three other locations just around the corner.