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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  • August 21, 2017
    There is plenty of car parking and the park is well maintained. I think the highlights are the pond and the huge number of benches scattered around the place.  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This public park is very nice, all different kind of landscapes, flowers, forests, gardens, lake... You can do really nice walks by your own, in couple or with your family. I really enjoyed my time th...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    We continue to be fortunate in Leeds that there are so many well-maintained and beautiful city parks. Golden Acre Park have put together a summer itinerary of Sunday musical performances, which is gre...  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).

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