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Leeds Feels the Love for their Parks

Published: 21st July 2010 11:57

The people of Leeds are being urged to get out and show their love for local parks and green spaces during national Love Parks Week.

Leeds City Council is supporting the week which runs Saturday 24 July and Sunday 1 August by hosting a fun day in Golden Acre Park on Wednesday 28th July.

Anyone can join parks and countryside staff to discover more about the wonderful gardens and for children there will be a chance to explore the bugs and beasties that live in the park as well as a chance to do some wildlife arts and crafts.

Leeds City Council's senior parks and countryside ranger Emma Trickett, said:

"Every summer we get lots of compliments on the wonderful gardens at Golden Acre Park and the Love Parks event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to find out more about this beautiful place, which is right on their doorsteps.

"Aside from showing support for the Love Parks campaign and seeing the luscious scenery of Golden Acre Park it is a great place to walk, relax find peace of mind and have fun."

Love Parks Week is organised by parks charity GreenSpace to raise awareness of the importance of parks, and this year the focus will be on encouraging people to get into parks to join the campaign for continued investment and support for these valuable community assets.

Paul Bramhill, chief executive of GreenSpace, said:

"This year we want as many people as possible to show support for the campaign by attending an event and taking advantage of what these fantastic places have to offer."

Last year, around 600 park events took place to celebrate Love Parks Week, attracting over 400,000 people. Anyone wanting to take part in the Golden Acre fun day can meet Leeds City Council staff at the shop near the café across from Golden Acre Car Park off the A660 Otley Road.

For more information contact Steve Joul on 07891 270855 or email countrysiderangers@leeds.gov.uk. For information about other events in the Parks and Countryside of Leeds visit www.leeds.gov.uk/rangers and click on the ‘Out and About' leaflet on the right hand side of the page.


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