About The Friends
All about the Friends of JSP
and what we do

TThe Friends of JSP are a friendly band of volunteers dedicated to working alongside Harrogate Borough Council (HBC) (whilst adhering to covenants), to protect, maintain and enhance this beautiful and historic parkland. The community group was fully constituted in 2008 - the same year the park was opened to the public.

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We are committed to encouraging the whole community to value and enjoy their park, whilst sharing it with respect for one another and nature. We are also passionate about bringing people of all ages together to care for such a special recreational green space, an important home for wildlife and valuable educational setting.

Miss Winifred Jacob Smith MBE granted us all the freedom of the park, and we must never take it for granted. 

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It is so important that it is enjoyed as Miss Jacob Smith intended- by everyone- and cherished for generations to come.

We’d love to hear from you

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If you would like to find out more about joining our committee, taking on a different volunteer role or perhaps you have a question to ask about the park – then we would love to hear from you. Please email: Jo Smalley (Secretary of Friends of JSP



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Any donation, large or small, will be put to good use to help keeping our beautiful park an amazing place for all.