Rowntree Park, York, England
Record Id: 2861
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Rowntree Park is a rectangular-shaped site of about 8.5 hectares situated in the southern part of the City of York. It is laid out on a former water meadow on the west bank of the River Ouse. Features include an ornamental lake, bowling greens, listed gates and a woodland walk.
Brief history of site
Rowntree Park was York's first municipal park. It was a gift to the City of York by Messrs Rowntree and Company. The park was created as a memorial to the Cocoa Works staff who fell and suffered in World War 1. In 2003 refurbishment of the park began following a Heritage Lottery funded grant.
Address: Terry Avenue, Clementhorpe, York, YO23 1JQ
Historical County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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Opening contact details:
This is a municipal site, open daily from 8 am and dusk.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: memorial garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1919 to 1921
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 8.5