The park centres on a lake, and its design remained substantially intact through the 20th century, although some original features, such as the bandstand, shelter, urns and statues, were lost. Leazes Park is listed Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest and lies within Leazes Park Conservation Area in Newcastle city centre.
In 1996 the first round of Heritage Lottery Bid proposals were started and on the 19th April 2001 the Heritage Lottery Fund approved the Leazes Park Restoration Project and provided a grant of £3.7 million to restore the park.
And finally, a handful photos of photos taken by reader Richard Walker of the lake when it froze over and then was covered with a fresh snowfall. Thanks Richard.
And a couple more photos from Richard Walker. Thanks Richard.