Beckett Park

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Beckett Park is an area of and a large park in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It borders on to Headingley, West Park and Kirkstall.

Queenswood Drive, the main thoroughfare through the district, runs from the south at Kirkstall Lane and continues right up to Spen Lane on the edge of West Park, The length of this road is about 2 miles. This is where Leeds 6 (LS6) meets Leeds 16 (LS16) postal districts.

The park stretches from Queenswood Drive to the West and Batcliffe Mount to the East. St Chads Drive to the North and Langdale Terrace to the South. It also encompasses the Beckett Park School, a children's park and a new skater park and tennis courts. It is home to the Leeds Metropolitan University Headingley Campus, which includes Carnegie College (formerly known as the Beckett Park Campus.)

Located in the wood near to the campus is a monument to Queen Victoria's visit to the Leeds Town Hall in the year 1852.

It has one pub called the Duttons Arms which closed recently and a Working Mens social club called the Queenswood Social Club. The local school, Beckett Park Primary School, closed permanently in August 2006. The main school building is under renovation, with plans to re-open as a school for children with learning difficulties. Parts of the site are currently used for a daily nursery.

There are also local shops, a post office, a hair salon and a pizza takeaway in this area. Among other attractions to this area there are extensive woodlands and nature trails, with great views...
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