30 acres of idyllic parkland generously bequeathed to the community of Knaresborough by Miss Winifred Jacob Smith
Sensational & Idyllic
Providing a wonderful setting for our senses to soak up, Miss Jacob Smith’s legacy is boosting our mental and physical health every day.
“the freedom and beauty that public parks bring.” A hugely valued recreational space and a site of enormous historical value.
There’s so much to love about Jacob Smith Park (JSP)
This 30 acres of
idyllic parkland was generously bequeathed to the community of
Knaresborough by Winifred Jacob Smith MBE, following her death in 2003.
It was Miss Jacob Smith’s wish that the park – which was once home to her
award winning pedigree Ayrshire Cattle - should be opened for all generations
to enjoy “the freedom and beauty that public parks bring.”
JSP, which is managed by Harrogate Borough Council, is a beautiful and
tranquil wildlife haven, a hugely valued recreational space and a site of
enormous historical value. By providing a wonderful setting for our senses to
soak up, Miss Jacob Smith’s legacy is boosting our mental and physical
health every day.
The park is for all ages to enjoy with a doggy friend or without; a place to be a
child or to rediscover being a child – to run free. It’s where we can all learn to
care about nature and how to help support it best to encourage new habitats,
and conserve those that already exist.
It is a place to make friends and foster those friendships on a daily basis so
we feel like part of a community. Sometimes we need it for quiet
contemplation –to take a breath and escape the daily grind. But no matter the
reason for our visit – we can rest assured that the park will greet us like an old
friend every time we enter its gate – offering us safety inside its impressive
stone walls as we walk in the company of ancient trees.
We hope you will enjoy reading more on our website about why JSP is such a
special green space to spend time in, and why we all need to pledge our
support to help look after it for here and now and for future generations.