Best Parks in Manchester

While summer may soon be over, local lockdown measures in Manchester have once again made public parks important locations for recreation. In this post, we take a look at the best parks in Manchester.

Heaton Park

Covering an area of six hundred acres, Heaton Park is one of Europe’s largest municipal parks. It features an 18-hole golf course, a boating lake, an animal farm, a pitch and putt course, a golf driving range, woodlands, ornamental gardens, an observatory, an adventure playground and a tram system and museum.

Alexandra Park

Spanning across 60 acres in the Whalle  m,iionnnjiunnbby Range district of Manchester, Alexandra Park turned one hundred and fifty years old this year. It is named after Princess Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII. Alexandra Park hosts the annual Manchester Caribbean Carnival.

Didsbury Park

Didsbury Park is located on Wilmslow Road in Manchester and is open from dawn to dusk. It features a children’s play area, football pitch, bowling green and a pavilion. The junior football pitch can be booked in advance on the Manchester City Council website.

Debdale Park

Located in the Gorton area of Manchester, Debdale Park covers an area of around forty-five acres. The park features a members’ only bowling green, children’s play area, multi-use games area, a skate park, tennis courts, a football pitch, a pitch and putt course, toilets, a visitor centre and a community centre. Debdale Park also hosted a temporary Metrolink station, when the tram service was in testing in 1987.

Platt Fields Park

Platt Fields Park is located in the Fallowfield area of Manchester. As its centrepiece, the park features a large pleasure lake, in which boating and fishing activities take place. The park also features community orchard gardens, an educational garden, an Eco Arts garden, a labyrinth, picnic area and two children’s play areas. It also boasts a plethora of sports facilities, such as bowling greens, basketball courts, five-a-side pitch, roller hockey and other sports facilities.