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Fishponds Wood and Beech Grove - Parks and open spaces directory


Fishponds Wood and Beech Grove
Rosedale Avenue


Fishponds Wood and Beech Grove is managed by City of York Council in consultation with the Friends of Fishponds Wood.

Fishponds Wood is hidden behind the houses of Danebury Drive and Rosedale Avenue. The developing woodland of mixed trees and shrubs provides food and cover for songbirds. There is an area of wetland that is the site of an old fishpond.

Beech Grove is a narrow unfenced area alongside the road, with informal paths between the trees. The grove of veteran beech trees is a remnant of an avenue planted when this area was part of the grounds of Acomb Hall.

A varied programme of children's activities and special events is held at this site.

A Fishponds Wood leaflet is available to download.


Open access. The main foot and cycle paths give easy access to the site. Other informal paths can be wet and muddy in winter.

Travel and parking


Buses run frequently from the city centre to the Acomb shops.

For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.


There are no council car parks close to this location.

Please use available on-street parking in the surrounding streets, showing consideration for local residents.

Managed by
City of York Council