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The word Roundhay originates from the Anglo-saxon word rundhaeg meaning circular enclosure. It was originally a hunting ground for the De Lacy family in the 13th century.
The Roundhay park estate was bought by Leeds city council in 1872 and opened as a public park on the 19th September.
The lord mayor at the time, John Barran was criticized for opening the park as most people thought it was too far out of the city and in those days, there was only one access road to the park.
In 1907, an open-air swimming pool was opened that had been built by unemployed people; it cost £1,600 to build.
During the swimming pools heyday in the 1950's and 1960's over 100.000 people a year visited the pool.
The park consists of 700 acres of park, lakes and woodland.
Address: ROUNDHAY, LEEDS
Directions: BUS NUMBERS 2 AND 12 RUN EVERY 10 MINUTES THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND EVERY 30 MINUTES ON SUNDAYS AND EVENINGS FROM NEW BRIGGATE IN THE CITY CENTRE.
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