We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of parks, green spaces and scenic walks to visit in and around Preston.
The number of parks in the area that have achieved national Green Flag Award scheme status tells its own story about what Preston Guild City has in its own backyard.
Haslam Park is a fine example of a Victorian-influenced town park, set alongside the Lancaster Canal with many original features still in place. Every year since 2006 this park has proudly flown its Green Flag - with the area to the north of the park achieving Local Nature Reserve status.
The city’s first Green Flag award-winner, receiving that honour back in 2002/03 and retaining it ever since is Grange Park, a green space noted for formal and informal sport, recreation and play.
Find out more by visiting Preston City Council - Haslam Park.
There’s a real community feel at Ribbleton Park too, another green space offering sports and recreation lovers from around the city a place to take a scenic stroll or play a game. Multiple facilities include a National Playing Fields Association-endorsed multi-ball games wall and skate park, while the Ribbleton Park community garden, with its own mural backdrop celebrates growth and the community.
Find out more by visiting Preston City Council - Ribbleton Park.
Located to the west of the city close to Preston Docks is Ashton Park. It’s easily accessible by car, bike or on foot, and gained its first Green Flag award in 2011/12 retaining this every year since.
Find out more by visiting Preston City Council - Ashton Park.
Located on the east side of the city, Grange Park provides a place for formal and informal sport, recreation and play. It became Preston’s first Green Flag park during 2002-03 and has retained this status every year since.
Find out more by visiting Preston City Council - Grange Park.
Fishwick Recreation Ground and Local Nature Reserve
Fishwick Recreation Ground and Local Nature Reserve offers another great example of community involvement in a green space, the site is supported by several partners and has retained its coveted Green Flag award since 2007, and successfully offers sporting as well ecological opportunities.
Its BMX track is home to the Preston Pirates BMX club who arrange occasional fun days or bigger regional and national events. The track is accessible to residents outside of club practice and race times.
Find out more by visiting Preston City Council - Fishwick Recreation Ground and Local Nature Reserve.
Avenham and Miller Parks
Avenham and Miller Parks are two jewels in the city's crown, located less than 10 minutes from Preston’s rail and bus stations and right on the doorstep of the city centre, within a few minutes walk of the main business and shopping areas.
For full details visit the Avenham and Miller Parks page
Grade II* listed Moor Park is the oldest and largest designated parkland in the district just on the outskirts of the city centre.
Find out more on the dedicated Moor Park page.
Park Activities and Events Programme
Most parks offer environmental, historical and creative events for children, schools, communities and the public including guided walks and activities. Visit the What's On calendar to find out about events in Preston and its parks.
Map Addresses for Parks in Preston
- Avenham and Miller parks, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT
- Moor Park, accessed via Blackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way or Garstang Road, Preston, PR1 6AS
- Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR2 1JE
- Ribbleton Park, junction of New Hall Lane and Blackpool Road, Preston, PR1 5XE
- Grange Park, Mitton Drive, Preston, PR2 6EN
- Fishwick recreational ground and nature reserve, off London Road, Preston, PR2 5AN
- Ashton Park, Pedders Lane, Preston, PR2 1HL