Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Friends of Greenhead Park.

We are an independent voluntary group that works with Kirklees council and others to ensure that our park is safe, attractive and well used. This website tells you more about the Friends and how to join us.

Information for visitors

Greenhead Park has a wide range of facilities and is home to many different events and activities throughout the year.  It also has a fascinating history to explore.

If you’re visiting with children, check out our page on Children’s activities where you can download our Explore, Discover & Play activity sheet.

You are welcome to picnic in the park or enjoy a variety of food and drink from the two park cafes. Full details are on our Park Information page. Two recycling bins for plastic bottles and cans can be found in the children’s play areas, and there are regular litter bins throughout the park. Please use these to keep our park clean and green – or take your rubbish home if you can.  Please note that fires and BBQs are not allowed in the park at any time. A Public Space Protection Order is in force and anyone lighting a fire or BBQ can be fined up to £150.

Dogs are welcome in the park but owners are expected keep their pets under control and clear up after them – waste can be disposed of in the litter bins. Owners may be asked to put dogs on a lead if they are causing a nuisance to other park users. The play areas, paddling pool, sports courts and skate park are dog exclusion zones – and dogs should also be kept out of the lake as they disturb the widlife. Dogs are allowed in the top cafe by the tennis courts and the conservatory section of The Park cafe.

Drop in and see us

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEvery Wednesday we hold a drop-in session in the park. You’ll find us in the Pavilion by the bowling greens from 1pm to 2pm. This bright modern building with its eco-friendly green roof provides a much-needed base for the Friends, Greenhead Park Bowling Club and Huddersfield Croquet Club.

Anyone is welcome to call in for a cup of tea and a chat and we’ll do our best to answer any queries on park management, activities, park history and so on. We can also tell you more about the work of the Friends and how to get involved.

Keep in touch

If you’d like occasional updates on the work of the Friends and events and activities in the Park, why not join our e-mail update list.  Just contact us putting E-mail update in the message box. We will not share your details with anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any time if you no longer want to hear from us.

You can now follow us on Twitter, and Instagram, and there’s a Greenhead Park Facebook page too.

Last updated 04/05/2022