Get Involved

There are a number of ways to get involved with the park: The playground funding project, Park Action Days, gate locking/ fundraising for gate locking, gardening and fundraising. Details of each of these can be found in the drop down menu above.

Please note, volunteering activities may or may not be going on depending on current government guidelines.

Playground Improvements

Following two rounds of funding, the Hamilton Drive playground has been updated twice, over the past couple of years seeing the installation of a climbing fort with slide, a zip wire and an accessible roundabout and swing. Funding the playground updates In 2017, West Bank Park was granted a a £17,000 playground development grant from… Continue reading Playground Improvements

Gate Locking

After a period of not being locked after dark, as of 1st Nov 2016, the park gates were once again locked overnight, thanks to The Friends of West Bank Park and a Council Ward Grant. The Friends of West Bank Park were given the grant to pay Eboracum Security Ltd. to lock the gates at dusk and… Continue reading Gate Locking

Volunteer Groups

The park has a number of brilliant and enthusiastic volunteer groups running, which help maintain areas of the park, offer opportunites for people to get involved with the life of the park and provide time and space for people to meet and enjoy the wonderful spaces the park has to offer. Volunteer Gardeners There are… Continue reading Volunteer Groups

Park Action Days

These are run intermittently as volunteer sessions. Get involved to help make a real difference to the park. This page will show up-to-date information about upcoming action days. Previous Action Days

Rockery Gardening

A group of Friends meet once a month on a Monday to keep the rockery and crown areas of the park tidy and weed free. Everyone is welcome to come and there is no need to book. We meet at the park rangers hut (next to the bowling greens) and the sessions last from 1.30pm… Continue reading Rockery Gardening