For some visitors to York, the 'out-of-town' location of this 10 hectare (25 acre) park will significantly reduce its appeal. However, for those prepared to take a one and a half mile round-trip stroll along the riverside (or a short bus / taxi / car ride), the delights of the park will more than compensate for the time and effort expended in getting there. This is especially true for visitors with children as the high quality play area will bring a smile to any young face.
For those with an inquisitive mind and / or an interest in nature, the park's 'Tree Trails' will provide an enjoyable (and, perhaps, educational) interlude during a busy sightseeing visit. (A series of downloadable leaflets is available from York City Council's website - see 'External Links' below.)
The park also boasts a formal garden area, formal lawns, a less formal grass-covered recreation area, tennis courts, bowling greens, a skateboard park, a basketball court, a 'mini-golf' style putting green, an outdoor table-tennis table, an event space, a number of modern sculptures, a small car park and a toilet block. (For up-to-date information regarding the park's facilities, please refer to the York City Council website - see 'External Links' below).