Voted Blackpool's favourite location, Stanley Park spans 390 acres of woodlands, landscaped parks and lakes. The site is a Grade II listed park.
At the heart of the park is a circular Italian garden. The ornamental lions which stand at either side of the steps are believed to have belonged to Pope Leo X, and therefore date back 500 years. From this garden, the main paths lead visitors to the various attractions. The lake is used for boating and fishing, but there are several islands within it which are solely used as wildlife habitats.
The land was acquired for redevelopment as a park in the 1920s. Since then there have been several sporting and leisure additions, including boating on the lake, tennis courts, trampolining, bowling, football and basketball areas. There is also a golf course, cricket ground and sports centre.
Stanley Park retains many of its original features. There is a bandstand and ornamental bridges, water fountains, the Cocker Tower, and several formal gardens.
The Art-Deco cafe is a historic building, and a hugely popular venue for history and Art-Deco enthusiasts. For a truly free day out, there are lots of ideal locations to enjoy a picnic.
Aside from open space to run around in, for children there are vast spaces for games and sports, an adventure playground and numerous musical, entertainment and magic shows during peak times.
The flat paths are suitable for wheelchair users, but some areas of the gardens have steps.
Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland,
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service,
Stanley Park Offices,
West Park Drive,