Armley set to celebrate opening of new pocket park

Artists at work at the new Armley pocket park

A new community pocket park and events space will be officially opened off Armley Town Street this weekend.

The new pocket park is based on a previously disused area at the junction of Theaker Lane and Gelder Road and its development has been led by community organisation Armley Action Team, which is working to improve the area.

The official opening will take place on Sunday, April 10, between 1.30pm and 4pm and all are welcome to attend.

Louise Megson, Chair of Armley Action Team, said:

“It has been a pleasure to be able to build up our volunteer base, who have worked incredibly hard to bring fresh, innovative and inclusive events and activities to Armley. We have had some fantastic feedback from the community and look forward to continuing to grow.”

Armley pocket park
Colourful: The new pocket park in Armley.

The work on the pocket park was a collaboration between artists, Rosie Vohra and Paul Millhouse-Smith from Assembly and Jamie Messenger from Seagulls Paint.

It was funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Welcome back to high streets and supported by Leeds City Council.

The launch features the Intergalactic Brasstronauts, a 12-piece brass and global rhythms outfit with their talented lead an Armley lad.

There will also be the chance to feed into a mural workshop with Armley-based artist Nat, from We Belong Here. Nero’s ices will be there with refreshments. 

The pocket park is situated at the junction of Gelder Road and Theaker Lane, just behind the crypt shop on Armley Town Street. This event is supported by the Inner West Community Committee. 

Armley Action Team thanked Laura McNulty from Leeds City council for all of her help and support with the projects. 


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