The Leeman Road Area
The Friends of Leeman Park are a newly formed group of volunteers from around the Leeman Road Area. The volunteers all have a shared vision to improve and maintain their local area. The map on this page shows the areas the group have committed to working on. The group intend to work in Back Park and the Cycle Way into town from the Leeman Road area.
The team has categorised their work into three phases:
Conducting simple but effective forms of maintenance including:
- cutting back overhanging branches and shrubs
- litter picking
- cleaning up graffiti
- edging footpaths
- removing weeds
To continue with the above tasks. Also, depending on the number of volunteers they hope to become a constituted group. This will allow them to hold a bank account and begin applying for grants and funding which will enable them to enhance the area further. For example:
- purchasing plants
- creating raised beds
- replacing worn turf
- repainting worn markings on cycle tracks.
Depending on how successful phase 2 is, and how driven the volunteer force are possibilities include:
- creating edible gardens
- creating community art work
- holding celebratory events such as summer fairs
Visit the Friends of Leeman Park website for more information and regular updates.
How to get involved
Friends of Leeman Park are always looking for volunteers. As much or as little as you wish to give will be beneficial to their group and community. They're looking for all different types of people, practical people who can help with maintenance on the ground, as well as people who are interested in taking an administrative or planning role.
Phone Kristina Davey on 07765 896561. You can also apply on the Friends of Leeman Park website.
Travel and parking
For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.
The nearest council car park is Esplanade car park (approximately 5-minutes away, on foot).
You can also use available on-street parking in the surrounding streets, showing consideration for local residents.