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Homestead Park (managed by Joseph Rowntree Foundation) - Parks and open spaces directory


Homestead Park
Water End
Rawcliffe and Clifton Without
YO30 6WP


The park stretches across the corner from Water End (postcode YO30 6WP) to Shipton Road (postcode YO30 5RE), with an entrance on both roads.

Avenues and groups of ornamental trees give spring and autumn colour. This well-maintained park is a popular place for picnics.

The park was given to the people of York by Joseph Rowntree's son, Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree.

For more information contact the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on 01904 629241 or search opening times.

  • herbaceous borders
  • under 12s play area, including play equipment designed for use by disabled children
  • toilets

Visit Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust for up to date opening hours.

Visit the AccessAble website for venue accessibility information.

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Travel and parking


Buses run frequently from the city centre.

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


There is a small car park at the Shipton Road entrance (postcode YO30 5RE).

The nearest council car park is Bootham Row car park (approximately 20-minutes away, on foot).

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

Managed by
Joseph Rowntree Foundation