Stanley Park, one of the parks in Blackpool

Visit all the Parks in Blackpool

Blackpool is quite an urban town. In contrast to the miles of sandy golden beach, the parks in Blackpool and green spaces are welcome areas of green.

Parks in Blackpool

Perhaps most well known is Stanley Park, only about two miles from the seafront. it’s a large park with space for everyone to get lost in. There’s a huge 256 acres of green grass and trees, nestled among the streets of Blackpool.

Enjoyed this video? Why don’t you subscribe to our Visit Fylde Coast YouTube channel – make sure you don’t miss out!

At Stanley Park you’ll find lots of good public facilities which you can enjoy all year round. The Friends of Stanley Park organise free entertainment on the bandstand in summer and other events through the year.

At one side of Stanley Park is the Model Village, with another 2.5 acres of carefully maintained gardens. At the other side, next to Blackpool Victoria, is Salisbury Woodland. It was planted in the 1930s as a shelter belt for Stanley Park Golf course. Salisbury woodland is a natural habitat to many plants and species of wildlife – it’s well worth exploring. Have you spotted the WWII Pillbox, nestled among the trees?

Blackpool’s Newest Parks

At the entrance to Blackpool at the end of Yeadon Way is George Bancroft Park. It’s the one where the two climbing towers are near to Bloomfield Road. It was opened in 2006 by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and is the newest park in town. It’s the first one to be built in over 80 years!

George Bancroft Park, one of the parks in Blackpool
George Bancroft Park

Almost at Cleveleys, Anchorsholme Park isn’t a new parkland, but it is newly redeveloped. United Utilities relandscaped it as part of their works in the park to improve bathing waters.

Enjoyed this video? Why don’t you subscribe to our Visit Fylde Coast YouTube channel – make sure you don’t miss out!

Local Parks

Moving away from the town centre and seafront, there are smaller parks dotted all over the town.

East Pines Park (below) has its own Friends Group like many others. By working hard together, they’ve achieved many improvements in recent times.

East Pines Park, one of the parks in Blackpool
East Pines Park

Jubilee Gardens Blackpool is the park to the North of Gynn roundabout with the Blue Light Memorial. That’s been transformed in recent years by a group of local residents and volunteers.

Enjoyed this video? Why don’t you subscribe to our Visit Fylde Coast YouTube channel – make sure you don’t miss out!

Solaris Park is part of a nice stop off when you’re walking along South Promenade. That Friends Group is developing the gardens and bringing new life to the area around the Solaris Centre.

Open Spaces and Parks in Blackpool

Here’s a full list of parks and open spaces in Blackpool. Find out more from the Blackpool Council website.

  • Anchorsholme
  • Bispham Cliff Tops
  • Bispham Recreation Ground
  • Boundary Park
  • Carr Road
  • Cavendish Road Recreation Ground
  • Central Drive Park
  • Champagne Close
  • Claremont Park
  • Corrib Road
  • Crossland Road Park
  • Devonshire Road Rock Gardens
  • Doreen Holt Park
  • East Pines Park
  • Fylde Memorial Arboretum and Community Woodland
  • George Bancroft Park
  • Highfield Road Park
  • Jubilee Gardens Blackpool
  • Kincraig Park and Lake
  • Kingscote Park
  • Layton Recreation Ground
  • Louis Horrocks Park
  • Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve
  • Mereside Park
  • Moor Park
  • Solaris Park
  • Stanley Park
  • Watson Road Park

While you’re here…

Have a look at the homepage of the Live Blackpool website for more of the latest updates.

Love the Fylde Coast? Sign up for your weekly email newsletter. Packed full of interesting things it arrives in your inbox all 52 weeks of the year.

Join us on Facebook at our Visit Fylde Coast Facebook Group

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @visitFyldeCoast

What do you think? Leave a comment

Share on

1 thought on “Visit all the Parks in Blackpool”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Recent

Recent Updates from Local Businesses

Scroll to Top