Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rowntree Park 1

The south gates of Rowntree Park on the banks of the Ouse are a relatively recent addition to York's premier green space. The park was given to the town after the First World War by the Rowntree family in memory of the employees of the confectionery company who gave their lives or suffered in that conflict.

As well as formal gardens and a lake, the park contains recreation areas, sculptures, a cafĂ© and open spaces suitable for special events. 


  1. That's a very impressive gate.

  2. I remember when there was also an open air swimming pool in the park! Unfortunately it flooded in the winter