What’s Going On?

Click on the links below to find out what’s going on in West Bank Park at the moment…

The Backhouse Heritage Project

Update from Nov 2016 A large fire, likely caused by vandals, on 8th Nov 2016 has burnt down the house in the park (which previously looked like the picture, right). Our security guard discovered it whilst locking the park gates and raised the alarm. The fire brigade battled all evening to contain the fire but… Continue reading The Backhouse Heritage Project


The two bowling greens in West Bank Park are managed by the West Bank Park Bowling Association. The greens are used regularly by the club during the summer season for informal matches, practice games and League fixtures. The bowling season runs from April to September and there’s usually someone playing there most afternoons (weather permitting!).… Continue reading Bowling

West Bank Park Rocks

Georgie and Fi from The Little Friends of West Bank Park spent a Saturday morning at Acomb Explore’s Fun Palace event in October. They hosted a rock painting activity and had lots of mini visitors who were very enthusiastic about decorating their rocks. A couple of weeks later the Little Friends painted some more rocks… Continue reading West Bank Park Rocks

Summer Fair

Summer Fair 2019 The 2019 Summer Fair will be held on Sunday 30th June, 1PM to 4PM. Many of our usual stallholders and attractions will be returning, plus there will be a few new exciting additions to the line up. Summer Fair 2018 Our annual Summer Fair is one of the highlights of the Holgate community calendar.… Continue reading Summer Fair


Check here for events and activities going on in the coming months. April 2019 14th April: Pop up cafe open for York Open Studios May 2019   June 2019 1st or 2nd June: The Big Lunch (A national event sponsored by the Eden Project and the National Lottery, which aims to bring people together to… Continue reading Calendar

Friends of West Bank Park

Our aim is to help preserve, manage and develop West Bank Park for the benefit of the local community. We regularly organise and undertake practical work and public events in cooperation with the council. We are consulted by the council on developments and changes within the park. Our main activities are: Raising funds to ensure… Continue reading Friends of West Bank Park