Homestead Park by fishers

Homestead Park

The Homestead Park, in Clifton, York, has been a regular feature of our project from the start, but even more so recently with Covid-19 restrictions in place preventing us from going further from home.

It has often been quite busy, and recently there was a visit to the park by some of York's Covid Marshalls and Police community support officers. The problem was the childrens play area, where there were quite large groups of parents congregating while their children played. Attempts to encourage the groups of parents to break up were met with opposition, so the whole park was closed for a couple of days, and when it reopened the play area remained closed and fenced off. This has made the whole park quieter and made it much more comfortable for those just wanting a short walk. I do have some sympathy with parents and children denied a place to go, but the Covid-19 rules still need following. Cases have dropped substantially in Britain, but they are still too high.

This shot was taken from the circles garden, near the exit to Water End. There are definite signs of new growth on many of the plants, as we begin the transition from winter to spring.

Ian
lovely setting
March 1st, 2021  
A lovely place to walk.Fav­čśŐ
March 1st, 2021  
how lovely
March 1st, 2021  
beautiful peaceful scene
Agree, covid rules have to be maintained,
March 1st, 2021  
What a beautiful park! It looks positively Spring like
March 1st, 2021  
Beautiful even in winter .

Ian, Have you ever been to Harlow Car in Harrogate? A place well worth a visit. My dads favourite place and I havnt been since I was a girl but my brother has been. I imagine you could find a coach trip there when things open up a bit.
March 1st, 2021  
Great capture of this lovely park
March 1st, 2021  
Jo
Lovely park capture - so sad that the playground needed to be closed but for now it is probably for the best.
March 1st, 2021  
What a lovely park, so sad that people don't abide by the rules and spoil it for everyone.
March 1st, 2021  
Great view and capture of this lovely park
( In our country several cities has to close them as they where to crowded.)
March 1st, 2021  
What a beautiful shot of this park on a lovely spring day.
We all just need to have a little more patience now so that we can get back to normal. I am lucky as I can go on solitary walks but like you, I can feel the frustration of parents with kids, especially as the weather has turned so nice. Fav.
March 2nd, 2021  
Looks like a nice place.
March 2nd, 2021  
Looks so Springlike in this image. March already. Can you believe it!
March 2nd, 2021  
Beautiful shot. Many do not obey the rules here and I don't think our government is doing its best to control those who don't follow them. Sadly the numbers of newly infected persons remains high and though we are not on shutdown it is risky for vulnerable people to go out in the city and village cores.
March 2nd, 2021  
Looks like a great place for a walk
March 2nd, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

It is nice to see signs of spring after what seems to have been a very long winter.

Ian
March 2nd, 2021  
Lovely place to walk!. Except Covid-19 and earthquakes, we have another problem: The earthquakes caused about 100 holes in the ground (till 20 m). People can't live in some houses near those holes.
March 9th, 2021  
@vesna0210

Oh dear Vesna - your country is having such a hard time recently. Is your home safe?

Ian
March 13th, 2021  
Sisak, Petrinja and Glina are 55 - 60 km far from Zagreb. In that area eartquakes happens almoust every day (about 1,5 - 4,5 magnitude).
Sometimes we can feel it too. Earthquakes are possible till New Year.
What will be till then who knows? We will see. I hope '22. will be better
March 13th, 2021  
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