Flowers and the fountain at Stanley Park
Blackpool is an urban area without a doubt, but there are large pockets of green space that everyone can enjoy.
Perhaps most well known is Stanley Park. It's only two miles from the seafront, and is a large park with space for everyone to get lost in, with a huge 256 acres of green grass and trees among the streets of Blackpool.
It's the home to many events during the year, plus a number of really good facilities, which you can read all about on the Stanly Park page in this section.
Against Stanley Park you'll find the Model Village, which has a further 2.5 acres of carefully maintained gardens.
At the end of Yeadon Way and at the entrance to Blackpool with the two new climbing towers you'll find the George Bancroft Park. Opened in 2006 by Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen it's the newest park in town and the first one to be built in over 80 years!
Salisbury Woodland was planted in the 1930s as a shelter belt for Stanley Park Golf course. It's a natural habitat to many plants and species of wildlife that's well worth exploring.
Moving away from the own centre, there are smaller parks like the ones found at Anchorsholme heading towards Cleveleys. Eastpines Park, like many others, has its own Friends Group who have achieved many improvements in recent times.
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