Current Projects

Growing Green Spaces

Currently (2017-19) we are working on a gardening project, funded by ‘Growing Green Spaces’ (York council money, administered by York CVS). This project aims to increase the number of volunteers actively involved in helping the park, particularly focused on volunteer gardening. The cuts in the council budget mean that there are no gardeners dedicated to the park, although the council crews come in to mow the grass, clip the hedges etc. This situation makes it clear that if we want a flourishing park, with colour and interest in the flower beds, it’ll be down to local people to make it happen. In 2017, we ran more than 30 gardening sessions, with dozens of volunteers helping. If you are interested in helping, please contact us on gardening@rowntreepark.org.uk – or come and talk to us when we’re out and about in the park!