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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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  • Good car park with tunnel under busy road to walk to the park. Visited on a wet day and some of the paths had huge puddles so think about footwear. The tranquillity of the settings were rather spoilt ...  more »
  • We parked in the car park and at first were not sure if dogs were allowed due to the bird life. We were quickly reassured when a couple came back to their car with a very muddy dog. Dog on lead off we...  more »
  • Always an enjoyable walk around Golden Acre Park. Plenty of car parking spaces. Lots of bird species for the avid twitcher and a cafe for refreshments. Enjoy 
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  • Great for short walks, you can loop around the lake feed the ducks and stop off for an ice cream, not much more you need in a park.
  • nice walk by yourself, with a friend, or with family. Clean and tidy as well. Parking is free but it can get crowded. Benches by the water's edge are really nice.
  • Best place around to take your dogs. Great views and nice and clean.
  • Big and nice park to walk. Attention to the cherry trees in bloom.
  • Lovely park, beautiful flowers. Good tea shop