WOW Park Project – Space to Bloom

How can we grow a sense of care and connection in Woodhouse Moor Park?

Street Space are engaging with community members in and around Woodhouse Moor Park to explore perceptions of safety in the park, and design creative interventions to make it feel safer and more welcoming. 

This project, led by the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute, will build on a recent study from the School of Law and West Yorkshire Combined Authority which found that feeling vulnerable in parks is a barrier that needs to be urgently addressed to ensure that women and girls feel able to use, enjoy and benefit from them.

The aim is to explore whether creative solutions can help to transform a local park, making it feel safer and more welcoming for women, girls and local communities. Community engagement will lead to the design of temporary creative interventions in Woodhouse Moor Park over the summer and shape Leeds City Council’s longer-term plans for the future of the park.

Get involved

We’re also looking for passionate local residents to help lead change and to join a collaborative design group. Help co-design a temporary new intervention in Woodhouse Moor Park. It could be an artwork, event, activity, something practical, or something else entirely!

This will consist of 3-4 group sessions in March, at a local location. You will be paid for your time.

For more information, or to get in touch, please email Emma at Street Space via