Park opening times: the park is open at 8am (9am at weekends), and closes at dusk. In the winter, the park closes at 3.45pm.
Friends’ meetings for 2017 are 19th Jan, 6th April, 15th June and 19th October (AGM). Meetings start at 7pm at the Park cafe. During the winter, when the park is closed by 7pm, entry will be via Richardson St, where the gates will be open from 6.50pm to 7pm; if you arrive after this time, phone the cafe (551489) for entry. The Friends normally organise the Birthday Party (aka Summer Fair) in July, which has had to be cancelled this year (2017). Please contact us here, or via the Facebook site if you wish to volunteer or take part in other ways (stalls run by community groups, food stalls, music activities and entertainments).
We have a wide range of other activities – see our most recent newsletter. For the most recent information, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as this site.
Both the Very Young Friends and the Young Friends groups often need new leaders – get in touch if you’d like to be part of a team that leads these activities, via Facebook or info@ rowntreepark.org.uk
Other groups in the park
Rowntree Park tennis club is a private club that manages the tennis courts, and that welcomes new members. The club now offers an on-line booking system, which lets the public book and pay for the courts. There is also a local tennis league which players can join.
York Volleyball Club run an open session on Thursday evenings during the summer, either in Butcher Terrace Field or just outside the park, near Millennium Bridge.
Run York have a regular Thursday evening meet-up at the Millennium Bridge corner of the park, using 3k, 2k and 1k routes which are described on a notice at the meet-up point.
Parent/child/buggy fitness classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays; no contacts are known, at present.
This is just for information; the Friends do not endorse (or otherwise!) these activities.
2017 events (external event information supplied by ‘Make it York’)
Correct at time of publication.
Also: 20th May, WAY picnic: more info via widowedandyoung.org.uk
|York Shakespeare Festival: Volpone (Ben Johnson)||May 15–17th and 20-21st May|
|York Bike Belles, and Walk Cycle Festival Launch||Sun 28th May, 10 – 4|
|York Canoe Race (based at Millennium Bridge)||Fri 23rd to Sun 25th June|
|York College Music Showcase||Sat 24th June, 12 to 5|
|Much Ado About Nothing||Fri 30th June, 7pm|
|York Festival of Cycling||Sun 3rd Sept, 10-4|