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and help for the future

TThere are lots of ways you can get involved in park life. Check these out: 

  • Volunteer and make a difference - Giving your time to volunteer with us, no matter how much or how often you can spare it, is very precious and really does make a huge difference to the park. To enquire about our volunteer opportunities, please get in touch. Drop us a line by email.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Join our email mailing list - see the link at the bottom of every page. We promise we do not share your information with any third parties. By requesting to go on our email list you will receive the latest news on park life.

  • Attend our public meetings – We really value your input. The park was bequeathed to all members of the community to enjoy. Your views are important to us. So please come and tell us if you have ideas to share, want to voice any concerns or just want to catch up with what has been happening in your community green space. Being a constituted Friends Group, there are formalities that we have to stick to when running our meetings, but we also try and make them as welcoming as possible with a catch up over a pint or preferred tipple!

  • Follow us on social media – please like and share our Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • Send us your photos and post about your adventures. We’d love to see them.

  • This website – enjoy finding out about what’s happening in your park through the site. There’s so much to explore from finding out about the park’s fascinating history, keeping in touch with all our projects as they unfold to sharing your adventures and much much more. It’s great to have you onboard.

Have a look at our current projects and see if you'd like to join in.

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Current Projects

In October this year following a successful public consultation, the largest natural pond in the park which has been unable to provide a home for freshwater species due to our four-legged friends swimming in it, was fenced off and a field gate added. This was achieved using funds kindly donated by Knaresborough Lions Centennial Community Fund, and Harrogate Borough Council Commuted Sums.

In the park’s top field, (highlighted on the map) we are working to encourage the spread of native wildflowers (such as Common Orchids, Yellow Rattle and Lady’s Smock), by ensuring hay is cut and taken away from the field to rot.

The reason why it is essential to cut the hay and remove it from the field is that, when it decomposes, the hay releases nutrients into the soil and the wildflowers do not thrive in such nutrient-rich conditions. Having native wildflowers in the park not only increases everyone’s enjoyment of such a beautiful green space but most importantly, these flowers are an essential source of nectar and pollen to feed insects such as bees, moths and butterflies.

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