Infographic of 2023 in a nutshell at Urban Green Newcastle that reads; hosted over 2,000 events, dealt with 200-300 burnt out bins, completed 18.2 hectares of pollinator friendly grassland, cut over 5 million square metres of grass, served approx 75,000 coffees from the cafes and pod, hosted 12 corporate volunteer events (since august), 5,000 volunteer hours

2023 in a nutshell…

It’s been another busy year for us here at Urban Green Newcastle.

In only our 5th year as an independent charity, we’re still shaping our foundations as custodians of the 33 parks and over 60 allotments we look after across the city. 2023 has seen some of our proudest achievements yet!

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Leazes Park

On its 150th birthday, leading heritage and environmental writer, Tony Henderson, takes a look back at the park’s history, and what the future holds for the ‘People’s Park’.

Illustrated graphic of original Victorian gates at Leazes Park, newcastle. With 3 number helium balloons reading '150' floating above. Text reads: Happy Birthday Leazes Park with logos for Urban Green Newcastle and Northern Lights Newcastle

Happy 150th Birthday Leazes Park!

Saturday 23 December 2023 marks the 150th birthday of Leazes Park – also known as the ‘People’s Park’ – and to celebrate this special occasion, we’ve partnered with Northern Lights Newcastle and you, the people of the city, to give the park a present.