Rowntree Park Photograph Competition 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are holding a photography competition for images taken in the park.  There are a range of categories and ages groups that you can enter. You are welcome to submit up to 3 images in each category. Categories: People in our parks: such as people walking, jogging, cycling, picnicking,Continue reading “Rowntree Park Photograph Competition 2019”

Bushcraft and Forest school session 6+

Join us for a weekend Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 and over. Over the next few months, we will be running some sessions that will get the children outdoors and engaging with nature. Sessions will include a mix of: Fire lighting and campfire cooking Bushcrafts – using tools, knives, drills and sawsContinue reading “Bushcraft and Forest school session 6+”

Information about Environment Agency plans

Many of you will be intending to go to the Environment Agency’s meeting about the Clementhorpe flood defences, on Monday 15th July 7pm at Southlands Methodist church, to find out more about the impact on the park, and on Terry Avenue and Butcher Terrace. The Environment Agency has just realised this document: 2019 FAQ Edition 1 whichContinue reading “Information about Environment Agency plans”

Forest School comes to Rowntree Park

We are excited to announce that Forest School sessions for children are coming to Rowntree Park this Autumn, starting on Friday 13th of September. Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Magical moments being nurtured in nature It is so important for children, and adults, to spend time outdoors in nature. ForestContinue reading “Forest School comes to Rowntree Park”

Rowntree Park remembers

Rowntree Park is a wonderful place for quiet personal contemplation, and many local people use spaces within the park throughout the year, to reflect and remember their loved ones. This October and November we are also remembering those affected by the First World War, with several installations and displays in the park. Within the ReadingContinue reading “Rowntree Park remembers”

Friends annual round-up and the AGM

October is our month for looking back over the last year, and for our AGM. The summary of our work over the last year can be found here. Our financial statement is viewable here. Everyone’s welcome to the AGM (18th October, 7pm at the Reading Cafe), so do come along and have your say about what’sContinue reading “Friends annual round-up and the AGM”