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.

Updating our Play Parks

Work is about to get underway to repair and maintain our play parks across our estate. This programme of work will begin next week (8 March 2021) and is expected to take until early May – and will see us invest £200k to complete 160 individual repair tasks across all of our play areas.

UPDATE: Heaton Park Fire

Last week was a week of contrasts! We started so saddened by the behaviour of a few people, and ended the week absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and encouragement shown by so many in response to the devastating fire at Heaton Park last weekend.

Heaton Park Fire

All our staff at Urban Green Newcastle are absolutely devastated by the arson attack on the playground in Heaton Park. The incident happened on the night of 13 September; the fire service responded quickly, and the police are now looking into the circumstances surrounding the fire.