Pontefract Park


Important Information

Open every day

Located just a mile north of the town centre, Pontefract Park holds around 20 events each year and is home to a racecourse, with around 16 race meetings a year between April and October. If you just want a leisurely stroll or a quick jog around the park, then Pontefract Park is an ideal place to visit.


  • Free parking
  • Sports pitches
  • Enclosed kids' play area

Nature conservation

Pontefract Park North is a Local Nature Reserve, offering a range of habitats and often forming complex mosaics of vegetation; with grassland, a lake, as well as woodland, wetland and small areas of open water.

Countryside officers carry out site patrols, practical conservation work, also help schools and other groups to explore and understand the natural environment.

Countryside Officers, Countryside Information Officers and local enthusiasts provide the free events throughout the year.


We encourage volunteers and friends groups to have their say too which in-turn makes the park more enjoyable. If you are interested in local volunteering opportunities on this and other sites please contact us.

Report a problem

To report a issue with the park please submit the report via MyAccount your online customer system. 

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