The Friends of Rowntree Park seek to promote the well-being of the Park. They work to support increased and diverse uses of the park, by all sections of the community. The Friends are consulted by the council on developments and changes within the park, and suggest improvements ourselves. We work with council staff (including those who were once called the ‘Park Rangers’) and we also run our own activities, which currently include the Very Young Friends of Rowntree Park (for under 5s and their parents/carers) and a volunteer gardeners group. The Young Friends of Rowntree Park (5 to 11 year olds, and their parents/carers) are not active, currently – although we would be interested in hearing from any who would like to help run it.
We have regular Friends’ meetings which include Council staff.
Help us in our work to keep Rowntree Park beautiful and thriving, by joining the Friends of Rowntree Park. Membership is available for a small annual subscription of £5 per household. The membership leaflet is here (it doesn’t need to be printed out in colour!) You and your family become members and we will send you our newsletters, by email if you prefer. This will keep you up to date with all developments and activities in the park, and as a Friend, you are part of a local community group that can affect what will happen in your park. Your membership also offers 10% discount on food and drink, at the Reading Cafe. We offer gift memberships for the same price, or a 10-year membership (so you don’t have to remember your subscriptions each year!) for a bargain £40. For membership, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org