About the forum

Green Spaces refers to outdoor recreational areas for people and wildlife, such as Parks, flower beds, hanging baskets and planters, nature reserves, woodlands, urban greenways and underdeveloped landscapes, public rights of way and footpaths, cemeteries and crematoria, allotments and city farms, recreation grounds and playing fields

The Leeds Parks and Green Spaces Forum is a voluntary organisation made up of individuals, groups and organisations interested in enhancing the green spaces of Leeds.

Our Aims

  • We aim to work in partnership with Leeds City Council to protect, preserve and enhance the parks and green spaces of Leeds for the benefit of people and wildlife 

We also aim to

  • Facilitate regular communication and partnership working between Leeds City Council and Forum members
  • Act as a consultation body for decisions being made that affect green spaces (existing or potential) in Leeds
  • Influence policy for the benefit of parks and green spaces
  • Advocate the value of parks and green spaces to decision makers and the general public
  • Engage more local people in caring for parks and green spaces; to support voluntary groups that care for green spaces in Leeds
  • Raise funds for the benefit of parks and green spaces 

Who we are

  • Members include ‘Friends of’ groups, Residents’ associations, In Bloom groups, Environmental charities and LCC Parks and Countryside 

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to meet other people with an interest in green space
  • Guided visits to parks and .green spaces across Leeds. 
  • News of opportunities for community groups such as for funding, training and insurance. 
  • Quarterly meetings with talks and presentations
  • Updates from senior Leeds City Council parks and countryside officers
  • Regular newsletter
  • The chance to say what you think about (and potentially influence) policies and future development

New Members are welcome

If you’re interested in improving the parks and green spaces of Leeds, please join the forum and/or contact us at LPGSF@leeds.gov.uk – or ring 0113 3957400 (Mon-Fri)

Download our Constitution here


• Leeds Parks and Countryside Service Contact parks@leeds.gov.uk

• Leeds Parks Fund – charity dedicated to enhancing parks and green spaces in Leeds

• Love Parks (National support for Friends Of groups)

• National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces

• RHS Communities

• TCV Community Network

• Voluntary Action Leeds