Anyone is welcome to join in with our Projects and we will always try to ensure that there are jobs suitable for all ages and abilities. Children attending must always be under the guidance of parents or appropriate adults.
Gates and railings
Our big project for 2018-19 is to restore the gates and railing at the park entrance, at the top of St Chad's Drive. They are very damaged and corroded, and one panel of railings is missing. The stone piers and railings are listed grade II*. Before the Becketts Park housing estate was built in the 1930s they stood on Otley Road next to the stone lodge (still there at the bottom of St Chad's Drive). We need to get the work costed then find sources of funding.
We planted 200 native shrub saplings on Sunday 3rd December 2017, to add more variety and wildlife value to our woodlands and hedge. Thanks to all who came to help!
Thanks to everyone who helped plant bulbs, funded by St Chad's Small Grants Fund. We managed to plant about 3000 daffodils, 500 bluebells and 500 crocuses. We hope to buy more bulbs to plant in 2018
We constructed four simple benches in January 2020 so park users can sit down for a rest or to enjoy the views across the park and over Kirkstall Valley. We aim to build more as time, money and our energy allows!
We have installed our two Wades Charity-sponsored benches. Have you sat on them yet?
Litter Picking - willing helpers!
Our Community Work Days will usually include some litter picking and there are never enough volunteers.
Every day is a litter picking day and we want to thank the many people who do a little each time they visit our park.
Planting our Commemorative Tree
The Friends of Beckett Park Group was formed in Autumn 2014.
We now have 70 members. In February 2015 we planted an English Oak tree to commemorate the formation of the Group.
We have the support of local residents and Councillors and together we can make our local park a bustling community amenity.
We'd love to hear your ideas for other improvements to the park. Get in touch to tell us what you think.