Millennium Green in June 2013
At the southern end of the village, on the bend at the end of Station Road, lies Ampleforth Millennium Green.
There is a surfaced path around it, benches, a quiet area to one side, and a footbridge linking toa track. In 2011 children from the village schools along with some residents did a lot of work on the green, planting a hedgerow and wildflowers. LEADER grant funding of £5,000 helped pay for the work as the pond had to be cleared out and some old spoil heaps smoothed out. The countryside officer from Ryedale District Council talked about the use of the new bird and bat boxes.
The green is open access, dogs are allowed but must be on leads and owners must clean up after them.
In 2013 a tree was planted as a memorial to the late Mr John Farquhar.
The official name for the green is Ampleforth Millennium Green Trust. It is a registered charity, number 1086461 and Ampleforth Parish Council is the sole trustee and looks after it.