An outdoor space for play and creativity at Rowland Road Club

Plans are afoot to create a new community play space at Rowland Road Social Club in Beeston Hill – and everyone’s invited!

This month sees a number of days for local people to come find out more, get involved, and shape the project. The fist one is on Saturday (2 March 2024).

This idea has been bubbling away over the past years, and was the focus of a number of previous community fun days – and is now being supported by local arts charity The Tetley. The aspiration is to create a nature-friendly, all-age space for play and creativity – shaped and led by local residents – over the next 18 months. The programme will also feature a series of community events.

To find out more, come down to the club (on Rowland Road LS11 6ED) between 12pm and 4pm on the weekends of 2-3 March and 23-24 March. Attendees will have the opportunity to start sharing their thoughts on the project – and if they wish, roll up their sleeves and join the volunteer team who will be clearing the site.

If people are particularly interested in joining the local steering group, come at 1pm on Saturday 2 March, or get in touch email:

Cllr Ed Carlisle (Green, Hunslet & Riverside) comments:

“Many thanks to all those who’ve helped develop this idea over the past couple of years – and it’s great we now have lift-off, with support from the excellent Tetley team. Nothing is fixed yet: the community will decide what happens here. But there are other fantastic projects like this around the UK, that have made a real impact – so this could hopefully make a real difference to a wide range of local people.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cllr Ed Carlisle

Photo: A previous community play event at Rowland Road, run in conjunction with East Street Arts


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