Pudsey Park

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Pudsey Park
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Pathway and flowerbeds in Pudsey Park
Location Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Nearest city Leeds
Coordinates 53°47′38″N1°39′54″W / 53.794°N 1.665°W / 53.794; -1.665 Coordinates: 53°47′38″N1°39′54″W / 53.794°N 1.665°W / 53.794; -1.665
Area7.5 hectares
Operated by Leeds City Council
AwardsGreen Flag

Pudsey Park is a public park in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, England, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Leeds city centre. The park is the second most popular in Leeds after Roundhay Park. [1]

Facilities include a children's playground, a skate park, bowling green and a café.

The park has a visitor centre, which hosts local wildlife displays, open from 10am to 3.30pm daily. [2]

A road roller vehicle was gifted to the park in 1959 after it was no longer required by the West Riding County Council. It was used by children to play on until it was removed in 1990 due to fears of asbestos flaking off the vehicle. A campaign is underway to restore the road roller to working condition. [3] [4]

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References

  1. Griffiths, Kathie (3 June 2013). "Probe as pensioner killed by runaway police van in Pudsey Park". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  2. "Pudsey Park". Leeds.gov. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. Clayton, Emma (1 August 2011). "'Pudsey roller' given a new lease of life". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  4. "Leeds nostalgia: Pulling power of campaign to save Pudsey's steam roller". Yorkshire Evening Post. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2019.