12 May 2020

Changes to Leeds City Council run parks following latest government announcements

Coronavirus Parks and countryside

A number of changes in parks run by Leeds City Council will be implemented in response to the latest government guidance around outdoor activities.

From tomorrow (Wednesday 13 May):

  • Council park car parks will reopen but playgrounds in parks will remain closed and the gates locked with notices in place. Outdoor gym equipment in parks is also still off limits and toilet facilities will remain closed.
  • Multi use games areas will reopen
  • Fishing and use of bowling greens in parks will be allowed
  • The Arium will be open to the public for plant and sundry sales. The café will remain closed.

From 22nd May:

  • Roundhay park and Temple Newsam golf courses will open

From 1st June:

  • Park cafes and concessions will be open (takeaway only)

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said:

“Although we are beginning to open up some of the facilities that have been closed in our parks and green spaces again, visitors must still strictly adhere to the social distancing guidance set out by government by remaining 2 metres away from anyone not in their household.  

“We continue to follow the national guidance around managing the impact of coronavirus in Leeds and will ensure any changes we implement over the next days, weeks and months are done so as safely as possible.”

Advice and guidance for local residents and communities can be found at https://www.leeds.gov.uk/coronavirus

Information and advice for local businesses can be found at: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/coronavirus/business


For media enquiries contact:

Rebecca Stubbs
Leeds City Council