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Norma Hutchinson Park

Norma Hutchinson Park

A sport and recreational space located in Chapeltown. Named after activist Norma Hutchinson.

Norma Hutchinson Park

Norma Hutchinson park is a green space that boasts excellent play, sporting and physical activity opportunities. A warm welcoming and friendly environment awaits you here!

Location Details

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Things to Note

Norma Hutchinson Park has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Dog Waste Bins
  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Shops
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access


Chapeltown is a suburb in the north-east of Leeds. Chapeltown is next to the trendy area of Chapel Allerton and is one mile from the centre of Leeds.

Things to Do

Here’s our top picks of things to do at Norma Hutchinson Park:

Walking & Running

One full lap of the football pitch on the gravel path is a quarter of a mile. Break the 4 lengths down and use these as visual markers to walk-jog-run your way around the park.

Outdoor Gym

Norma Hutchinson has a decent selection of callisthenic work out equipment that uses your body weight to do the work. It’s cost free and even friendlier than going to some of the local gyms.


The playground in the park is a generous sized one. It has slides, swings, see-saws and a climbing frame to have fun on.


Marked by railing around it is the grass football pitch. It’s a adult sized football pitch with fixed goal posts and is useable from dawn to dusk.


The ever popular basketball court comes with all the markings and some solid hoops. It can also alternate as a 5-a-side football pitch, but basketball takes priority!

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Previously called Buslingthorpe Recreation Ground the park was renamed to the was named Norma Hutchinson Park in 2009 to commemorate Jamaican-born councillor Norma Hutchinson.

Norma was a neighbour, ward councillor and union official for the people of Chapeltown and Harehills. She fought for better conditions for the people of her community. Building bridges and creating friendships for the betterment of others.


Norma Hutchinson Park has rubbish and dog waste bins are on-site.

Food and Drink

With the majority of the grass space at the park used for football and other activities we recommend you head towards Scott Hall or Chapeltown Road for some food and drink.

At the Scott Hall Road end of the park is the Sheepscar Bar & Grill is a popular destination for a drink and food of the grilled kind. Further up Chapeltown Road is Dutch Pot where proper Caribbean food is served up in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.


Park for free next to Norma Hutchinson on Saville Drive (Google Map Directions)

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Norma Hutchinson Park has disabled access.

How to Get To Norma Hutchinson Park

Google Map Directions

Taxi & Bus

To get to Norma Hutchinson Park you can catch a 10-minute taxi from the city centre. Or jump on buses 2, 3 and 36 from the centre of Leeds.

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