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British Parks In General
Member Name: mizzy
British Parks In General
Advantages: Lots of different areas
The nearest park to me is Hyde Park, or Woodhouse Moor. Its not that large a park, in fact you can walk through it in about 5 minutes, but it is very pretty and its nice to have a green space so close in a big city - Leeds.
The nicest thing about it is the tree covered walk through the middle of it, its a good piece of landscaping on the part of whoever planted them, and is lovely in winter, especially when its all frosty.
Theres a skate park which is used every day by local skaters and bmxers. I think this is a great facility as it keeps all the kids off the playground so the smaller kids can have their own space in the playground.
Theres also 2 tennis courts which seem to get used quite a lot, they arent in good condition but there is a net on one of them so you can actually play tennis.
The basketball court has definately seen better days, but I have played on there quite a few times, and the main thing is that the hoops are still standing.
There is a large allotment there as well. Im not sure how you get a patch on it, but its all locked up and you cant get in unless you scale a fence which I wouldnt do anyway. It looks like a nice facility from the gaps in the hedges.
Finally theres the bowles court, this is maintained daily, has lots of pretty flowers, and is also locked unless I think your a member. Never seen anyone play on it, but hopefully with this nicer weather it will get used.
Because its in a student area, as soon as the sun comes out the park is full of students (and a few families) drinking and having BBQs (which arent actually allowed but no ones enforcing that). The icecream van comes down, and its all one big party! In the past few days I have been on the way into uni and encountered a lot of sunburnt people. One awful thing about the sunny days are that there is so much rubbish left. Once in the summer I walked through and it was just piled high all over the park. One lady was phoning the council as I walked past, and it really was disgusting. Since then I have seen council workers litter picking almost everyday. There are bins but they get full up so quickly and so people dont take their litter home they just leave it where they were sat.
Theres also the curry house on one side. It used to be the old toilets, but is now Akmals, a cheap and tasty place to eat!
I wouldnt go into this park at night apart from on firework night. Loads of people have been mugged and such like. Theres no lighting at night, and its just safer to walk around, and doesnt take any more time at all.
Summary: Its a lovely park