Hartley Avenue Park

Sparrow Park


Small park hidden away from the busy roads of Headingley.

Hartley Avenue Park

Sparrow Park is a small green space that was rediscovered in 2012 following a long period of neglect.

This green triangle is one of the smallest registered parks in the city of Leeds.

Location Details

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  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park
  • Hartley Avenue Park

Things to Note

Sparrow Park has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Nearby Parking
  • Nearby Shops
  • Nearby Toilets
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins


Sparrow Park is located off the busy Cardigan Road on the edge of the Headingley, close to the rugby and cricket grounds.

Things to Do

Unwind on the Bench

The footfall through this small park is quiet enough to leave many a visitor the opportunity to take a break on the bench. This green triangle, enclosed by greenery, is a getaway from the surrounding traffic and pedestrian pathways.


The park has become more Sparrow friendly since it’s transfer to council ownership over a decade ago. There are several bird boxes in the park which attract the city birds.

Volunteer to Garden

Maintained by a range of volunteers from the Sparrow Park Action Group. The greenery is irregularly attended to through the seasons. Generally the park is left to grow wild, but members of the group do clear, prune and plant different seasonal flowers. Get in touch with the group to find out when they are next tending to the garden.

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Sparrow Park was originally a triangle piece of land left over from the sale of Marshall Botanical Gardens following the sale of the Cardigan estate in 1888.

After becoming forgotten and neglected Sparrow Park was transferred to council ownership in 2012 . Sparrow Park [Ltd] was founded by members of Sparrow Park Action Group on the 29th January 2013.


The nearest  toilet is a 5-minute walk away at The Original Oak.

There is a bench and a bin in Sparrow Park.

Food and Drink

Dukes Donuts and Coffee is a short walk down Cardigan Road. They serve fresh donuts and other sweet desserts; you can also get a decent cup of coffee here.


You can park for free on the residential roads off Spring Road, LS6 3BW (Google Map Directions) and Chapel Lane junction.


The park is a single step entrance that is unsuitable for a wheelchair user.

Cardigan Road, Chapel Lane and the Spring Road all annex one another around the edge of the park making it a very accessible park by road.

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