These are historical byelaws relating to Pontefract Park that were later transferred to Wakefield Council as the successor administrative authority. Historically, they were aimed at preserving the enjoyment of park users and restricting some activities.
The park is held in trust for the benefit of the residents of Pontefract and is managed on a day-to-day basis by Wakefield Council, working alongside other park users, including Pontefract Racecourse company.
The Council positively encourages and supports responsible cycling in the Wakefield district as well as on the designated routes in Pontefract Park – see link to map of allowed routes below, the routes that can be used for cycling are marked in purple. Please ensure that when within the park area you only use the allowed designated routes.
Wakefield MDC will review the byelaws if they are becoming a barrier to people using and enjoying the park, however this is a long legal process, not something that can be changed overnight.