Rowntree Park
Rowntree Park
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This park is perfect for the whole family since it offers everything from children play equipment and basketball to tennis courts and picnic areas.
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  • Bren J
    3 contributions
    A great afternoon
    A great few hours spent here, kids loved the skate park best . It was busy but all there were respectful to each other. Park and walks were great.only down side the goose poo all over. You can't really have a relaxing picnic and toilets are not the best. The ice cream van at the end in the car park was extortionate.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 7, 2023
  • pb1867
    Thirsk, United Kingdom117 contributions
    Oasis of calm
    Lovely park with lots of history and nice seats next to pond. There’s a cafe with an elevated view across the park. Tennis courts , playground and a few different spaces. Nice walk along the riverside about 20 mins stroll from the very centre of York and especially nice if combined with a loop down as far as the millennium pedestrian bridge ( a short 10 mins ? walk further downstream on the river Ouse). You can come back on the other side of the river where the bank side walk is really lovely.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 13, 2023
  • Ned N
    Doncaster, United Kingdom153 contributions
    A Little Gem on the outskirts of York
    A beautiful well kept Victorian park with lots to do and see. Children’s areas, flower beds, arboretums, statues, and ponds. Lots of local wildlife. Excellent for a picnic. Cafe and toilets, all just a stone throw from York city centre and the racecourse. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
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Steve488
York, England, United Kingdom11 contributions
Sep 2022
This is basically a nice park but is not being maintained by York City Council as it should be, much like their neglect of the River Foss. As others have stated the paths and grass are covered in goose droppings. The lake was suffering from the drought but even so the council could easily keep it topped up as its close to the River Ouse. Needless to say the water was dirty with algae. Rubbish at the north end could easily have been removed given the low water level. The cafe is very nice and the incorporation of a library is a great feature however the cakes and scones etc are very expensive in our opinion. £2.95 for a cheese scone? Not likely! I wonder how many are thrown away as unsold. The coffee I thought was too strong compared to Nerro et al.
Written September 24, 2022
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cerises
London, UK50 contributions
Jul 2022
We so enjoyed finding this perfect spot of tranquility in side the city. It was a haven of peace, and beauty. The concept ofvthe little cafe too, with its Library influence was particularly quaint, and sonething I would personally make good use of if I lived here.
Written July 13, 2022
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Keith74
Cardiff, UK26 contributions
Jun 2022
Absolutely dreadful! We could not believe or navigate the huge volume of goose poo that had quite clearly been neglected and allowed to accumulate for some time. The signs stating “what goes in must come out” added insult to injury. This park is a positive health hazard. This is such a great shame given its history. Unkempt grass and seriously neglected areas and bowls greens with gazillions of youths wizzing by on skateboards made this an experience never to be repeated. Shame on the organisation responsible for its management, Toilets truly awful. We shall not return.
Written June 24, 2022
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Bren J
3 contributions
May 2023 • Family
A great few hours spent here, kids loved the skate park best . It was busy but all there were respectful to each other. Park and walks were great.only down side the goose poo all over. You can't really have a relaxing picnic and toilets are not the best. The ice cream van at the end in the car park was extortionate.
Written May 8, 2023
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Julian158158
Selby, UK299 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Used to be a lovely park, it seems to have been let go a bit. Large amounts of dog mess all over the place. Luckily this park is really close to the river. So went for a walk along there instead.

The park has a small car park, which is pay and display.
Written August 4, 2020
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Jazzb
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Went on Sunday with friends with children, it was embarrassing the amount of goose poo on the paths and grass.
I had to watch where the children walked which was an impossible task.
Also scared one would fall in the pond as all the goose poo on the paths is swept into the pond.
Fill the pond in and hopefully the geese will not venture there any more
Written June 21, 2022
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Ned N
Doncaster, UK153 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
A beautiful well kept Victorian park with lots to do and see. Children’s areas, flower beds, arboretums, statues, and ponds.
Lots of local wildlife.
Excellent for a picnic.
Cafe and toilets, all just a stone throw from York city centre and the racecourse.
Well worth a visit.
Written July 22, 2023
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David R
Pocklington, UK461 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Kindlewoods team in action on a dry sunny afternoon laying the hedge around the pond. Didn't see any newts, great crested or otherwise. Great, job, Katie, Rob, Sue and David.
Written January 15, 2020
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gemmap81
Liverpool, UK131 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a stroll around on news years day just before we left York to head back home. Done the trick and tired the dog out enough for him to sleep all the way home. Nice park with lake, playground etc.
Written January 25, 2020
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pb1867
Thirsk, UK117 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Lovely park with lots of history and nice seats next to pond. There’s a cafe with an elevated view across the park. Tennis courts , playground and a few different spaces. Nice walk along the riverside about 20 mins stroll from the very centre of York and especially nice if combined with a loop down as far as the millennium pedestrian bridge ( a short 10 mins ? walk further downstream on the river Ouse). You can come back on the other side of the river where the bank side walk is really lovely.
Written May 13, 2023
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