Kirkstall Abbey and Pudsey Park gain top awards


Kirkstall Abbey and Pudsey Park are two sites in West Leeds to be recognised with an internationally recognised Green Flag award status.

Now in its third decade, the Green Flag Award provides the public with a stamp of quality regarding which parks and green spaces are not only providing a beautifully maintained environment with the highest environmental standards, but also offering excellent visitor facilities.

Looking up to the rose garden in Pudsey Park. Photo: West Leeds Dispatch

Kirkstall Abbey and Pudsey Park are joined by Otley Chevin, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam estate and Middleton Park.

Kirkstall councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and sustainability, said:

“An amazing amount of hard work is undertaken by the council’s dedicated parks and countryside team along with many volunteers, to ensure that green spaces across our communities look so fantastic.

“These awards are therefore a great recognition of their efforts, and we look forward to seeing people of all ages continue to enjoy what we have to offer at our parks and green spaces in the weeks, months and years to come.”

If you love Leeds’ parks, there are opportunities to support them through volunteering or making a donation to the new charity, Leeds Parks Fund; find out more at







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