Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AZ
+44 191 277 8000
In the shadow of St James Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club, Leazes Park is a pleasant bit of greenery, less than ten minutes walk from the city centre. As well as an area of grassy moorland, there are plenty of trees to provide shade on a warm summer's day. In the centre of the park there is a smallish boating lake that is ideal for a Sunday afternoon row. Also available are public access tennis courts, a bowling green, and street basketball courts. At the football stadium side there is a picturesque area with well-maintained flowers, monuments, and lawns. The park hosts the Newcastle Community Green Festival
each May. Its proximity to several of the University lodgings means it is popular with strolling students, but you are advised to give the park a wide berth after dark.