Fowler Lane, Kendal, Cumbria
It has everything for everyone. Bowling green children's playground and a riverside walk. Beautiful trees with Museum Art Gallery and parish church on its doorstep
Kings Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester
In the heart of urban communities, a destination park features mature, manicured gardens. Comprising of cycling for mixed abilities, café, bowling greens, tennis courts, growing hub to combat loneliness & social inactivity. This park is magnificent and a credit to those that created it in 1863 & maintain it today,
Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Greater Manchester
Beautifully restored thanks to Lottery grant, park has transformed from place people feared to heart of community. Enhanced by workers cooperative cafe with yoga, kids activities. Park is busy with cricket, runners, picnickers, Taichung ,wonderful mix of ethnic groups and ages.
Astley Street, Astley, Greater Manchester
It is run and maintained by volunteers, always clean and tidy, once a year there is a dog show to raise money for a local charity. Families have picnics in the park. It is full of blooms and beautiful to walk through.
Ribblesdale Place, Preston, Lancashire
This Victorian Park has the most amazing architecture combined with well-tended, beautiful gardens and colourful gardens. It is worth a visit during each season of the year.
Park Drive, Birkenhead, Merseyside
Birkenhead Park was the world’s first publicly funded park. The park, during 2018, attracted over 1.6 million visitors and is definitely a “Park for the People”. Activities and events in the park are always popular and many visitors come along just to enjoy the beauty of the park.
Dacre Road, Carlisle, Cumbria
Bitts Park is a green oasis just a stone’s throw from Carlisle city centre. Located in the shadows of Carlisle Castle and on the banks of the River Eden, the park includes beautiful formal gardens, tree-lined paths, children’s play area, sport facilities and grassed area which hosts concerts and events.
Adlington Road, Bollington, Cheshire
Located in Bollington, the Recreation Ground provides a vast range of recreational facilities in a fantastic rural setting. Woodland and mature trees surround the park, and glimpses of Bollington’s industrial heritage are evident. This attractive park has open space as well as intimate sections including a walk alongside the river.
Botanic Road, Southport, Merseyside
Dates back to 1875 and has a mixture of fantastic award winning floral gardens mainly run by volunteers and a serpentine lake amongst woodland. A magical Victorian fernery, an Aviary and playground. Two bowling greens and a cafe. A 23 acre wildlife haven for all and all free.
Woodhill Road, Bury, Greater Manchester
Burrs is a lovely place - a mixture of open spaces and woodlands, river, ponds and canal. It is excellent for walking, running, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, nature study and picnicking. It has an excellent café and pub, and the heritage railway has a station in the park.
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