Re-imagining Homestead Park

Re-imagining Homestead Park

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Join us on an extraordinary journey of imagination, transformation, and community building, as we embark on a mission to create a park that truly reflects the heart and soul of York.

As the summer sun casts its warm embrace over York, we are thrilled to extend an exclusive invitation to all residents of this vibrant city. The time has come to breathe new life into our cherished green oasis – Homestead Park! Join us on an extraordinary journey of imagination, transformation, and community building, as we embark on a mission to create a park that truly reflects the heart and soul of York.

An inclusive haven

From the enchanting blooms to the soothing breeze rustling through the trees, Homestead Park has always held a special place in our hearts. Now, we invite you to help us redefine the future of this beloved landmark. Our mission is simple yet ambitious – to make Homestead Park an even more welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive haven for all.

A Calendar of Captivating Events

This summer, Homestead Park comes alive with a series of captivating events, specially designed to capture your invaluable perspectives on your vision of the perfect park. Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • Thursday 27th July
  • Saturday 12th August
  • Thursday 24th August

Each event will run from 10 am to 3 pm, providing ample time for you to immerse yourself in the splendour of nature while contributing to the park’s future. Our diverse program of activities promises something for everyone:

  • Engage your creativity in mesmerizing artistic workshops
  • Be spellbound by enchanting storytelling sessions
  • Discover the hidden wonders of the scenic gardens through guided tours
  • Unleash your inner artist in invigorating outdoor crafting sessions

Let the flavours of community and creativity mingle as we envision a park that embodies the spirit of York.

Your Voice Matters – Share Your Dreams for Homestead Park

At the heart of this transformation lies YOU – the beloved park users, families, dog walkers, horticulture enthusiasts, and community groups. We want to hear your thoughts, dreams, and aspirations for Homestead Park. What ignites your passion for this haven of greenery? What changes would make it even more enticing for you and your loved ones? Let’s delve into the possibilities together and create a park that truly speaks to your soul.

“The Homestead is undeniably one of the city’s finest parks, but we believe it can be even more remarkable. We are eager to learn about your perfect park – the sights, experiences, and activities that would make it York’s go-to green space.”

Honoring a Legacy – The Story of Homestead Park

This haven of tranquility holds a history as rich as its natural beauty. In 1904, Homestead Park opened its arms to York school children, providing them with an outdoor haven for joyful activities. The following year, this gem was made accessible to the public, inspired by a vision to create a free space for the working class in York. Today, Homestead Park stands as a testament to the timeless importance of green spaces, fostering inclusivity and community.

Victoria Hughes from Joseph Rowntree Foundation expressed her excitement about the project, saying,

“Our goal is to ensure that this cherished landmark continues to inspire, entertain, and serve as an accessible green space for every York resident and continue to honour the Rowntree family’s vision.”

A Collaborative Vision – Together, We Thrive

Social Vision’s passionate efforts are fortified through partnerships with York Mumbler, the city’s largest parenting network, and Thrive Outside CIC, a local organisation renowned for its weekly outdoor craft sessions in the park. Emily Pickard from York Mumbler shared her enthusiasm, stating,

“We are thrilled to engage with thousands of parents, gathering insights that will enrich their park experience.”

Let Your Voice Echo Through the Ages

The future of Homestead Park is in the hands of its visitors and the wider York community. Your voice has the power to shape the park of tomorrow – a legacy that will resonate for generations to come. Join us at the scheduled events and participate in the online consultations to breathe life into the Homestead Park of the future!

For more information, (free) tickets, and updates on the events and consultations, visit www.social-vision.org.uk/homestead. We eagerly await your arrival!

The events are running 10 am – 3 pm on Thursday 27th July, Saturday 12th August, and Thursday 24th August. Tickets can be booked here, or simply drop in.

Together, let’s reimagine Homestead Park – where dreams meet nature’s canvas

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