All Leeds park events, activities and classes cancelled until end of June

All events, activities and classes held in Leeds parks will be cancelled until the end of June.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 6:00 am
All events, activities and classes held in Leeds parks will be cancelled until the end of June.

Leeds City Council has made the decision to cancel the events to help manage the impact of coronavirus.

The cancellation covers all events and activities, including fitness classes, forest schools and also farmers’ markets.

Parks in Leeds do remain open but visitors should make sure they are social distancing - this means staying two metres apart from each other.

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Playgrounds in parks, skate-parks and outdoor gyms remain closed.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for environment and active lifestyles, said: "In what are very challenging times, we are continuing to monitor all of the guidance regarding coronavirus very closely.

"We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all planned activities, events and classes set to be held in park sites until at least the end of June. I understand that this will cause disappointment for some people, but we must take every step we can to protect the health and wellbeing of the public and our council staff.

"We will provide a further update regarding activities, events and classes set to be held in park sites from July onwards closer to the time."