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Homestead Park, YorkHomestead Park, York was opened in 1904 by English social reformer Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, son of Joseph Rowntree. He was owner of Rowntree’s Chocolate Factory. Homestead House was the home of Seebohm and his family from 1904 until 1936. As soon as the house was inhabited, he made an announcement in the Yorkshire Gazette. The fields behind his house would be made available to children attending York Elementary Schools for outdoor activities.

Homestead Park, York has many facilities: Homestead Park, York is known for its glorious seasonal floral displays, the park’s main features include: Herbaceous borders, Prairie border, Medieval garden, Circle garden, Main lawn, Extensive shrub borders, A tree-lined avenue, The Backhouse Pond and rock garden, Wildflower meadow, Woodland and an extensive range of native and ornamental trees, A popular children’s play area, Pop-up café, Plenty of seating, Picnic area, Signage and toilet facilities.

Homestead Park is a fantastic place to view a wide variety of wildlife. There is a leaflet suggesting some wildlife you may see on your visit. We also offer various tree-trail walks around the park. There is an informative guide to the design and choice of planting for the medieval garden. All leaflets can be collected at the park’s notice boards, or download a copy below.

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Homestead Park, York in deep winter 2018!

 

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Homestead Park, York in May 2019

 

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Very neatly kept flower beds in May 2019

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The pop-up reading cafe in Homestead Park, York.

 

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The tree lined open green of Homestead Park, York

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