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Golden Acre Park, Leeds

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Golden Acre Park is a public park between Adel and Bramhope, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, administered by Leeds City Council. It is on the A660 Otley Road and covers an area of 137acre.HistoryIt opened as a privately run amusement park in 1932 with a miniature railway, swimming pool and boating lake, but closed during the Second World War and was taken over by the Council in 1945. The lake was formed by damming Adel Beck and was larger than at present.LocationThe park is on the east side of the A660 road. On the west side is a car park and Breary Marsh nature reserve, with a pedestrian tunnel under the road joining them to the main park. The Leeds Country Way passes through the park, and the Meanwood Valley Trail links the park to Woodhouse Moor.Attractions and facilitiesThe park has a lake with wildfowl, informal gardens, demonstration gardens, a special collection of heathers, and woodland and open spaces. The gardens contain the National Plant Collections of Lilac, Deutzia, Hosta and Hemerocallis.
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  • The park is on 2 sides of Otley Road - one side is a more natural, "wild" area and it seems to be less popular. (I'm not 100% sure it forms part of the park but it's definitely next to it.) The other,...  more »
  • Lovely clean park with nice walks and a cafe. If your a photographer like me there is a variety of wildlife at the park to photograph. Well worth a visit and free parking.  more »
  • It's a nice park - nothing mind-blowing, nor worth travelling miles for - but if you are nearby and need a stroll and a cafe... it's fine.  more »
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  • Beautiful open public park. Lovely walk , can last an hour with a toddler. Free parking but space runs out quickly. Lots of open grassland for ball games. Good for feeding ducks. Cafe is very nice. Big thumbs ip
  • Large, beautiful park, with a lakeside walk. There's an excellent cafe. Another car park off Arthington Rd. Well maintained grounds alongside wilderness areas.
  • Such a lovely place to go for a walk. I often go here with my partner and grandchildren. You can feed the ducks visit the cafe although it gets super busy on weekends. It's has picnic benches all around the park. Toilets which are nice and clean. All round great place with the most beautiful flowers
  • It's a good park - excellent for ambling walks, especially with small kids. Lacking in flat land for sports, but that adds to the relaxing atmosphere.
  • Great Park with lots of well kept planting including a national collection, large lake and nature areas. Cafe is average and there's no children's play area (could be a bonus for some).