The Friends have been involved in various projects in recent years.
The Ark in the Park project aimed to build an amazing new pavilion, which floated when the park floods, but had level access for the rest of the time. The plans received planning permission but the Friends could not find sufficient funding. There is much more information available in our fact file.
The History of the Park
Chris and John Dowell published a history of the Park, on behalf of the Friends. It includes plenty of oral history from local people, as well as facts about the origins of the park, and its early history. Copies are kept in the city’s libraries, and further copies may be printed, if there is sufficient demand.
The Friends received a grant from the Two Ridings Community Fund, to create a wildlife pond in Butcher Terrace Field, which was carried out in 2012. Plenty of wildlife has been seen using it – birds, frogs, beetles, damsel flies, dragonflies .. This links up with the improvements that the Friends made in the stream area, and the fruit trees that were planted along the edge of Butcher Terrace Field.