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Leeman Park


Amenity Grassland, Flood Plain, Flowers for Pollinators, Mixed Woodland, Park, Riverbank, Wildflower Meadow


Cycling, Dog Friendly, Football, Seating, Volunteering, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

A large area of flood plain with long grasses, wildflowers, well established Weeping Willows and Lombardy Poplar, and young stands of new woodland. There is a paved public cycle and footpath leading from the centre of town to Jubilee terrace, and a footpath/track following the river as far as Water End and around to the RSPCA kennels.

The Friends of Leeman Park are a newly formed group of volunteers from around the Leeman Road Area. The volunteers all have a shared vision to improve and maintain their local area. The map on this page shows the areas the group have committed to working on. The group intend to work in Back Park and the Cycle Way into town from the Leeman Road area.

Friends of Leeman Park are always looking for volunteers. As much or as little as you wish to give will be beneficial to their group and community. They’re looking for all different types of people, practical people who can help with maintenance on the ground, as well as people who are interested in taking an administrative or planning role.

Cared for by:
Friends of Leeman Park

Things to help out with here:

  • cutting back overhanging branches and shrubs
  • litter picking
  • cleaning up graffiti
  • edging footpaths
  • removing weeds
  • creating raised beds
  • replacing worn turf
  • repainting worn markings on cycle tracks
  • creating edible gardens
  • creating community art work
  • holding celebratory events such as summer fairs