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.