2021 marks the 100th birthday of Rowntree Park. Originally opened on the 16th of July 1921 as a place of “ rest and recreation”, somewhere to escape from the “turmoil and stress of life, and bring health and happiness”
Over it’s 100 years, Rowntree Park has been an important place to many people in various stages of their lives. The park has changed a lot over the years as features go, or are added. It has evolved. You can read more about the history of the park here
Rowntree Park Centenary Project Planning Group
The Friends of Rowntree Park would like to mark the centenary year with a range of projects, events and activities through the months. We are looking for people to join a planning group to make this happen! What we are looking for:
-People to help bring some of our ideas to life – project leaders, advertising and marketing skills, fund finders, support, stewards, behind the scenes help setting things up…and more!
-Ideas and events that people would be happy to plan and run in conjunction with us
If you’d like to find out more about helping out on our project team, you can register interest using this simple form:
If you have an idea for an event you’d like to run in conjunction with us please drop us a line with initial thinking and we can chat more! email email@example.com
We welcome proposals linked to music, theatre, art, history, health and wellbeing, poetry and probably more, you suggest it!
We’d love volunteers to offer to grow some seeds at home this winter/early spring so we can plant out in the park and fill the gardens with colour and vibrancy this summer. You don’t need any expertise and we can give you all the resources you need. Find our more about this project here