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PARTY! We had a lovely evening this week at our volunteers Christmas party. As a big thank you to everyone who gives up time to help make Rowntree Park the place we all love. We have gardeners, litter pickers, events organisers, art and music coordinating, website, membership, social media and more. Many of us take more than one role. People give what time they can - occasionally, monthly, weekly etc. If you’d love to find out how you can get involved, do get in touch! . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #celebratevolunteers #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #volunteersyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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We had a lovely time making Christmas crafts with our Young Friends of Rowntree Park on Saturday. We used lots of natural materials to create wreaths and hanging decorations. We even finger painted cards! Lovely to see so many of you. All money made goes back into our volunteer work in the park. Thank you for your support! 🎄 . . . #yorkchristmas #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #naturalchristmasdecorations #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #yorkchristmascrafts #rowntreeparkyork #yorkwreathmaking #eventsforkidsyork #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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How amazing is this photo from 1963? A freezing winter and the council allowed skating on Rowntree Park ponds. Lights were put up and skates on hire. We love collecting images from times gone by that show fun times in the park. Have you see. Our display of old pictures in the cafe? . . . #iceskating #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #1960syork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #frozenwinteryork #yorkpastandpresent #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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Another lovely 'Woods for Wellbeing' mindfulness session yesterday. Wondering what it's all about? The group is aimed at adults who want an escape from the stress of life and take some time to unwind and connect with nature. We take some breathing space and take in our surroundings, chat or not - depends how you feel, and do a craft that occupies our hands but frees our mind! All whilst sat around a lovely campfire. This session was needle felting. In the December sessions, we will be wreath making from natural materials. We have a lovely mix of ages from 20 to 80! Fancy trying something different? Then join us on Saturday 14th December 2019 - 10.30-12pm For further details and to book your place, follow the link here: https://rowntreeparkblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/woods-for-wellbeing-winter-sessions . . . #woodsforwellbeing #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #mindfulness #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #mindfulnessinnature #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #natureastheraphy #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #neddlefelting #acorns

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We are selling home made items today at the Crafty Crawl. We have a stall in the cafe until around 3.30pm. Selling knitted toys, decorations and accessories. Lots of crafters around the area today selling in their homes! See more detail at planetsouthbank.org.uk . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #toyfox #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #craftycrawl2019 #rowntreepark❤️ #knittedtoys #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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Comments on the new Environmental Agency plans are due by 18th November via the council planning portal (see below). The plans propose Terry Avenue (between the park and river) will open to traffic for at least a year whilst flood resilience work takes place at Clementhorpe. traffic for the car can park, hotel, park, construction staff, would go down residential street, Butcher Terrace, and turn left at the Millennium bridge (see pic 3). There is much concern about the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and park users who use this route. Secondly, for the duration of the work it has been proposed that Rowntree Park Field (pic 1 and 2) will be the site of the work compound. Site traffic will park here, staff too. There will be double storey portakabins on the field. Park users will loose this space and we have concerns about the effects on nature and our events due to noise. We have voiced concerns to the EA. See link in bio to planning portal (or google it) and add red: 19/00570/FUL or email comments to planning.comments@york.gov.uk

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Taking in some autumn scenes! Our craft group have a stall as part of the ‘Crafty Crawl’ around Southbank/Clementhorpe this Sunday 11-4. They will be selling knitted toys and Christmas decorations and based under the cafe. Why not shop locally for Christmas! Find out more about the stalls and venues at www.planetsouthbank.org . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #mallard #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #yorkducks #rowntreeparkyork #ducksofinstagram #craftycrawl #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #shopyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #duckinautumn #rowntreepark

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Today new backboards, rims and nets went up on our basketball courts. A huge thank you to everyone who donated toward these improvements. Also to @bballengland for their donation and help. We were helped greatly on this project by David Collinson who has been a user of the courts for years. We hope to continue with improvements including painting the court, getting new markings and adding benches and bins. We can’t wait to see people enjoying this improved facility 🏀❤️ . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #sportsinyork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #sportsengland #basketballyork #communityevents #basketballengland #yorkparksandrec #playbasketball #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #shootsomehoops #instabasketball #freebasketballcourts

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There are mixed messages out there in the internet regarding what to do with your carved pumpkins after Halloween. Can we advise that no pumpkins are left in the park for wildlife to eat. It is not a natural food source and can apparently cause more harm than good. For example, they are a laxative to hedgehogs and cause diarrhoea. The seed from the pumpkin is fine for birds and squirrel but everything else isn't. There are suggestions online about making bird feeders from them or burying for mini beasts - take a look! Thank you @littlesilverhedgehog for helping raise awareness 💕 . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #helpwildlife #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #oldpumpkins #friendsofparks #walksinyork #squirrels #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #yorkhedgehogs #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #wildlifeyork #makeityork #pumpkins #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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‘Tommy’ is back! Being a Memorial Park, it’s seems fitting that we should remember. We had this lovely sculpture commissioned last year by @dragonwillow42 to mark 100 years since the end of WW1. The park was opened in 1921 by the Rowntree Family to remember cocoa workers who died in the war and to be a place of remembrance and recuperation for their families and injured soldiers. ❤️ . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #poppies #visityork #yorkuk #weshallremember #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #memorialpark #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #memorialpark #willowweaving #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #ww1 #rememberanceday

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This image has us! Granddad and granddaughter hanging out together at Forest School! We have 3 spaces available for the next sessions that start Friday 8th of November and run for 6 weeks. Lots of festive themes coming up. Crafts, tools, cooking and more. Forest School is more than outdoor learning, it’s a holistic approach that focuses on risk taking, confidence building, problem solving, team work, resilience and LOTS OF FUN! See our website for details or message for a link to find out more. . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #bishyrdkids #makeityork #visityork #forestschool #yorkpark #muddyhands #photooftheday #family #grandad

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We love forest school! You can book now onto the next 6 week block that starts Friday 8th of November. Aimed at 2-5 year olds, these sessions encourage risk taking, confidence, resilience, fun and so much more! Book in via the blog section of our website or message for a link. . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #southbankkids #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #forestschoolyork #outdoorlearningyork #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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Morning sun in the park, you can’t beat it! We have lots happening next week for kids including Autumn Art on Monday 28th of October from 10.30am-12.30pm. It’s a drop in so no booking needed. We will be outside the cafe creating with pine cones, conkers, leaves and more! We also have our Halloween Soooktacular on the 31st but that’s already sold out. 🎃👻🎃 For adults, the next Woods for Wellbeing is Friday 22nd of November and booking is open now (via our website) 💕 . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreepark❤️ #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #littlevikings #southbankkids #southbankyork #autumnart #sunlight

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Join us for our AGM this evening (17th) 6-8pm in @rpreadingcafe . The Friends are a group of volunteers who help look after the park. Find out what we’ve been up to, what we have planned and more. A chance to find out about volunteering and also share your ideas. Meet the small committee who work tirelessly and some of the new trustees. Sadly I’m away for work, but there in spirit! Like this old snap of the park? See more in the cafe- we’ve recently put up a new display! . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #volunteersyork #rowntreepark❤️ #lychgate #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #fundraising #parkofthepast #blackandwhitepark #agm

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Jon us for our ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ session this Saturday 10-11.30am. Aimed at adults, this season allows you to take time out, unwind and reconnect with nature. Each session we learn a new skill. This Saturday will be nature weaving. Come and enjoy some time with likeminded people and rake in the sights and sounds in the beautiful setting of Rowntree park woodland area. £12 members/£15 non members. Details are available via our website or message for the link 🌳🌱🌿🍃 . . . rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #willowcrafts #rowntreepark❤️ #rowntreeparkduckpond #natureweaving #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #mindfulyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #ourbackyard #mindfulnessyork #yorkshirepark #woodsforwellbeing

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Booking now open for Forest School in Rowntree Park. The new block of 6 week sessions starts Friday 8th of November. You can read more about the benefits of forest school and the amazing things we get up to on our website. This block will include lots of seasonal activities too as well as the usual fire making, campfire cooking, shelter making, tool use and more! You can book on via the link in our bio. . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreeparkforstschool #rowntreepark❤️ #outdoorlearningyork #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #ourbackyard #forestschoolyork #yorkshirepark #forestschool

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Poor flooded park! Sadly the park has been closed a week and remains still closed. The cafe is always accessible via Richardson Street even when the main park is closed. The ponds need pumping out and the council started this on Monday. Fingers crossed we get the park back soon. We do update FB daily regarding closures. The lychgate is looking rather lovely in its autumn red 🍁 . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #autumnflood #rowntreepark❤️ #rowntreeparkduckpond #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #autumncolours #virginacreeper #yorkshirepark #yorkfloods

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This rather beautiful swan is sad to report that Rowntree Park was closed today and remains closed tomorrow. This is due to high river levels ( our beck, that is linked to the river, floods and this affects the lake paths making them inaccessible). Therefore no volunteer gardening, no tennis sessions and no youth group action in the park tomorrow. BUT the good news is that the cafe is open - accessible from Richardson Street. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon (I write as rain patters down!) 🦢 . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreeparkplayground #rowntreepark❤️ #rowntreeparkduckpond #instaswan #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #riverouse #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #swan #parkclosed #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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This Saturday we have orienteering in Rowntree Park. This event is suitable for all ages- individuals, couples, families, there are routes for all. There is even a small challenge for toddlers!this event is run by Eborienteers. Registration from 10.30 and last start at 12.30. Small charges for maps and machines in return for hours of fun! . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #southbankkids #rowntreeparkyork #mapreadingyork #rowntreepark❤️ #familyfunyork #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #orienteeringyork #orienteering #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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Beautiful scenes over Rowntree Park this morning! There is a lot happening today for us. Our weekly Forest School for little ones and also our first ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ session. This adult mindfulness and crafts session gives you the chance to take some time out, reconnect with nature and unwind. Today the group are willow weaving dragon flies. Other sessions will involve a range of bushcrafts and campfire cooking and the like. The next session is Saturday October 19th in the morning. Tickets are in sale now. Check out our website or message for details ❤️ . . . #ourbackyard #yorkuk #mindfulness #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #sunriserowntreepark #rowntreepark❤️ #yorksunrise #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #we❤️ourpark #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #willowweaving #yorkforestschool #runnersview #morningview #goodmorningyork

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Exciting news! We are looking for a freelance consultant to set up volunteer management systems for us. This is a paid role (our first!) We’re a small busy charity run entirely by volunteers, looking after the welfare of the park and its users. In recent years our role has expanded to take on a lot more maintenance of Rowntree Park. We want help to set up systems to manage our existing volunteer group and to establish recruitment systems for new volunteers. Could you be the person who could do this for us? We are looking for someone with experience in the voluntary sector. This is a part-time flexible position. More details on the role and how to apply can be found on our website. Closing date 7th Oct 2019. Please share!!! Link in bio! ❤️ . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #minsterfm #yorkpress #yorkmix #rowntreepark❤️ #rowntreeparkduckpond #volunteercoordinator #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #freelancejobyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #ourbackyard #we❤️ourpark #yorkshirepark #yorkpark #jobvolunteercordinator #jobsearchyorkshire

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it’s been a busy week for Forest School in Rowntree Park. Today was the ‘fire starting’ special for bigger kids. Yesterday we started our block of pre schooler sessions. These sessions have sold out fast. We hope to run another 6 week pre schooler block starting late October/early November, and will advertise soon. The ‘big kids forest school’ for October is sold out but we aim to run two sessions in November (and a December Christmas special!) We also have schools who book into forest school sessions during the week, if you are interested in finding out more get in touch! 🌲🌿🍃🍁🍂 . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #forestschoolyork #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #outdoorlearning #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreeparkplayground #rowntreepark❤️ #firestarters #schoolsforedtschool #communityevents #volunteersyork #educationalvusitsyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #ourbackyard #we❤️ourpark #yorkshirepark #yorkpark

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We love our Tuesday gardening volunteer group! This wonderful bunch meet most weeks to keep the long borders, and the two railed gardens, looking lovely. Gardening is good for the body and soul. Great company and helping the community! They make the park beautiful and deserve their coffee and cake in @rpreadingcafe at the end of the session. If you are interested in finding out more about gardening sessions in Rowntree Park - do get in touch! 💕🌼🌸🌷. . . . #rowntreespark #we❤️ourpark #ourbackyard #yorkuk #yorkmix #yorkparksandrec #yorkpark #southbankyork #bishyrd #visityork #yorkuk #yorkkids #thingstodoinyork #friendsofparks #walksinyork #walkinthepark #rowntreeparkyork #rowntreeparkplayground #rowntreepark❤️ #rowntreeparkduckpond #memorialpark #communityevents #volunteersyork #yorkparksandrec #eventsinyork #cityofyork #loveyork #makeityork #visityork #community-stars #visityorkuk #volunteergardeners #rowntreeparkcafe

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