Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home News Healthy activities in Armley and Gotts Parks

Healthy activities in Armley and Gotts Parks

A raft of activities will encourage West Leeds residents to get healthy in Gotts and Armley Parks.

Due to start in April, the aim of the project is to engage local people in healthy activities for the benefit of the parks and local community.

Leeds City Council rangers will run a selection of healthy activities to inspire, educate and encourage local people to get involved in their community greenspaces. Activities will include guided nature walks, family orienteering, educational activities, community fun days and volunteer groups.

The project will be funded by the Wade’s Charity, alongside contributions from Leeds City Council Parks and Countryside and will initially run for two years.

This project is part of wider work to improve both parks for the local community. Funding has recently been secured which will result in improvements to the parks including the replacement of damaged welcome signs, improved access, and the installation of a multi-use games area and walking trail.

Councillor James McKenna (Labour, Armley) said:

“Our greenspaces are more than just places for recreation they are places to bring people together and create stronger communities.

“This project is a really positive step, offering educational opportunities, encouraging community cohesion and reducing social isolation, and promoting health and wellbeing by helping people get active. I hope this project will encourage more people to use the parks and greenspaces.”

A Friends of Armley Park group, made up of concerned local residents, was formed last Autumn and aims to improve the park.


  1. Any chance of golf lessons ,at a reasonable cost from members of Gotts Park Golf club,hopefully a lot less than professionals charge at private courses


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts

City Reach: Major West Leeds regeneration site set for £200 million redesign

Latimer, Clarion Housing Group’s development arm, has completed the purchase of a major new £200 million residential site off Kirkstall Road.

Extended line up at Farsley Farmers’ Market

Despite the tightening lockdown rules in Leeds, Farsley Farmers' Market will go ahead tomorrow (Saturday) as planned. Running 10am-1pm...

Planning chiefs clash over Leeds Bradford Airport plans

Council members have clashed over plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport, as the issue is fast-becoming one of the most contentious planning...

Leeds: Coronavirus restrictions could last until next Spring

Leeds will enter enhanced local restrictions from midnight tonight, with potential fines in place for anyone visiting another person’s house, writes Richard...

Stay Connected