A LANDMARK York park is celebrating a big birthday with a special party organised by the community.

Rowntree Park in South Bank will be getting all dressed up on Sunday, July 20, to celebrate its 93rd birthday.

The party will start at 1pm and go on until 4pm. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

There will be all sorts of entertainment including owl displays, a bouncy castle, a small gauge railway and a basketball demonstration from the York Tornados.

The park also has a special relevance on the centenary of the outbreak the First World War – it was donated by the Rowntree company as a gift to the City of York on July 16, 1921, in memory of its workers who fell in the conflict.

Sue Scott, chair of the organisation team, said: ‘‘As members of the local community, we were pleased to be able to keep the tradition of the Rowntree Park birthday party.

“There will be attractions for all ages and we hope it is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate this beautiful park.”

Parking is limited to disabled badge holders only, and the car park will be closed all day to allow time to set up the event.