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.”