Recent information kindly supplied by Leeds City Council shows that there are accessible toilets in Leeds parks as follows:
Roundhay Park – 3 locations
Temple Newsam – 3 locations
Lotherton Hall – 2 locations
Golden Acre Park – 2 locations
Middleton Park – 1 location
The Arium – 1 location
Roundhay Park is the most visited park in Leeds. As can be seen, it has three sets of accessible toilets. Woodhouse Moor is the second most visited park in Leeds. Despite this, it has no accessible toilets. There are three sets of toilets on Woodhouse Moor, but all are permanently locked. One set dates back to Edwardian times. These have to be kept locked as when they used to be open, vandals repeatedly damaged their historic fixtures. Another set is located within the bowls pavilion. It wouldn’t make sense to open the bowls pavilion to give people access to these toilets, as the rest of the building could be vandalised. But at the Hyde Park Corner end of the park, there is a purpose built toilet block. Unfortunately, this is permanently locked. It doesn’t seem right or sensible for a purpose-built toilet block in such a busy park to be kept permanently locked.
Now, Jessica Melia, the founder of “Rollin’ With The Girls,” has set up an online petition asking Leeds City Council to improve and re-open the purpose-built toilets at the Hyde Park Corner end of the park. At the time of writing, her petition had over 600 signatures. If you want, you can sign the petition here.