Autumn glory in Middleton Park

If you go down to the woods today… you won’t find any bears but you will find autumn in full flow.

Middleton park walkway

Colour, colour everywhere as we found on our recent South Leeds Life community reporters visit to Middleton Park.

leaves Middleton Park

There might not be any bears but there has been a lot of activity. Over 2 million pounds of Lottery Funding is been put to good use improving and grooming this much beloved space.

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There are upgraded pathways, entrances and signage to help you on your way. New landscaping, viewing platforms and seating so you can take the weight of in delightful surroundings. Or how about dallying in the revamped rose gardens?

And when the day is done and you’re relaxed and refreshed from your natural therapy you can pause for refreshment at the new Lakeside Centre, due to open early December.

lakeside middleton park

Friends of Middleton Park have said that they’re thrilled with the developments:

“It’s about time Middleton got the recognition and attention it deserves. Often overlooked, this is a historic and beautiful site with much to offer the residents of Leeds.”

If you’d like to see it for yourself why not check out the Friend’s winter programme of activities  From bird watching to zumba-ing there’s something for everyone all wrapped up with a bowl of winter warming soup for good measure.

This is a great time of year for the great outdoors so grab your hat and camera and get out there! Add your comments and photos here too if you do. We’re always happy to hear from you.

green middleton park

This article was written by Tree Marshall using our Community Reporters website at