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Keep up to date with our latest news, things to do and events taking place across our parks and allotments.  

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Work is starting on our new Urban Green Café

Our fantastic Enterprise team have been working hard behind the scenes and this Monday (29 March) our contractors, Edmundson Building, arrive on site to transform the existing café in Exhibition Park into our new Urban Green Café.

The Story of Timmy the Turkey

At Pets Corner we not only rehome animals but also have been successful in rearing a variety of birds, including some rare breeds. This is the story of Timmy, our first female Narragansett turkey.

Exciting new plans unveiled for Heaton Park playground

The plans for the new park will see the area resurfaced with sand which is not only more sustainable as a material but also allows us to bring in some great new elements which will increase the play value of the park for children of all ages.

Updating our Play Parks

Work is about to get underway to repair and maintain our play parks across our estate. Starting on 8 March and running until early May -  these works will see us invest £200k to complete 160 individual repair tasks across all of our play areas.

Getting your allotment ready for growing season

There may be a chill in the air, but spring is just around the corner and now is the time to prepare your allotment for some of the earliest outdoor sowings in March, so we asked our Allotments Officer, Mark, for some of his top tips.

Phase 2 of our Tree Maintenance Programme

We are about to undertake the next phase of our tree maintenance programme. We have carried out the most urgent works in recent months but there is still some work to be done in order to ensure the health and safety of our parks.

An update from Urban Green Newcastle on the use of parks and allotments in lockdown

As we are now back in lockdown, we have updated our official guidance on visiting Newcastle’s parks and allotments.

Café visualisation by Xsite Architecture

Introducing Urban Green Café!

Today we're thrilled to be able to announce our plans for a new café in Exhibition Park, replacing Café in the Park, which closed to the public in February 2020. Urban Green Café will be a new community space, and is our first commercial venture, with all profits being reinvested into our green spaces. Marian Chapman, our Enterprise Director, said: “As an independent charity, ...

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