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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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TripAdvisor
  • We bring our son here for walks on a regular basis. This park is beautiful and somewhat magical in all seasons. My son loves feeding the ducks and swans by the lake. The flowers are gorgeous in the sp...  more »
  • Stayed at the Macure and walked around this park several times. Peaceful, well looked after and the wildlife esp birds was in abundance  more »
  • This is a regular haunt for us to potter round, with the dog and kids, and we often call at the coffee shop, tea room, for a cuppa or a sandwich.  more »
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  • 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
  • Great park just on the outskirts of Alwoodley. The circuit is not too muddy in the depths of winter and the Adel dam is a great place to watch wildlife in the two wildlife hides. The cafĂ© is good too ... coffee and cake to accompany a walk.
  • Great place, could do with pavement being better all way around and car park is far too small.
  • Fantastic to take smaller children to run around! Lovely fields, bridges, ducks to feed and walk around!
  • lovely park with well maintained grounds. large lake with variety of birds.