West Bank Park
HabitatMixed Woodland, Park, Wildflower Meadow
ActivitiesDog Friendly, Playground, Seating, Volunteering, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible
West Bank Park is a 16-acre park in the middle of Holgate, about 30 minutes walk west from the centre of York. Entrances can be found on Holgate Road, New Lane, Hamilton Drive and James Backhouse Place. It boasts a mature woodland and former arboretum at the top end of the park, off Acomb Road. There are many specimen trees including a giant Redwood, one of two magnificent trees which mark the historical entrance to the Backhouse Estate. The woodland attracts many bird species, including the long tailed tit, goldcrest and greater spotted woodpecker.
Cared for by:
Friends of West Bank Park
Things to help with here:
Pruning, planting flowers, general maintenance