5 Great Parks & Gardens – Rochdale, Pennines, Heywood & Middleton.

Why not try to visit one of our fabulous local parks. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the beautiful flower bed, tree carvings or other park attractions

Falinge Park - Falinge

Falinge Park, also known as Mount Falinge, was first built by James Royds in the late 18th century. The public park was designed by Thomas Mawson in the early-20th century. Trees and shrubs screen the house from the road.  It is a public park occupying about 11 hectares, the site has an adventure playground, a smaller playground for younger children, sculptured trees, a duck pond and a bowling green.  The original house is currently at planning state to be restored within the next few years. There is a community room that host several groups throughout the week that range from Upcycling, Arts and Crafts, sewing and many other. A new take-away coffee shop has opened that sells specialised coffees and homemade cakes and volunteers help maintain the gardens. There is parking in the park and on street parking around the perimeter and smooth paths around the park for wheelchair use.
The park remains in public use, in the ownership of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and is run by vintage worxs.

Falinge Park, Falinge Road, Rochdale, OL12 6JY

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Deanhurst Park - Rochdale

Denehurst Park has recently been restored transforming it from a neglected open space into a park for all. From April 2016 to April 2019 Denehurst underwent development, existing features were improved and new features were created.

There are currently a number of different features and facilities on offer in Denehurst Park such as the new and improved inclusive pirate themed play area, recently restored formal garden, two fruit orchards, scrumping lane, victorian style stumpery, Troll bridges and the wildflower meadow.

There is also the Ollie the Owl and Herbie the Hedgehog to look out for !!!

Further plans to redevelop Denehurst House are currently underway which will see the inclusion of a park cafe with a changing places toilet facility.

Parking is available at the main entrance to the park, including disabled parking. The main entrance is located off Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL11 5AU. Look out for the Green Flag Awards flag flying high.

Denehurst Park – Off Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL11 5AU

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Queens Park - Heywood

Queens Park, Heywood is a public park that opened in 1879.  It is spread over 13 hectares and sits at the side of the River Roch. It includes a bandstand, tennis courts, bowling green, two playgrounds, outdoor gym, BMX track and an old boating lake.

The site has tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake with plenty of seating areas and is a great place for the whole family with plenty to do.

There is a free car park, toilets and a café situated at the main entrance.  The site is fully secured and guide dogs are allowed.  The park is accessible and has well maintained footpaths all the way round.

Queens Park – Queens Park Road, Heywood, OL10 4HW

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Hare Hill Park – Littleborough

Hare Hill Park is a traditional Victorian Park housing the town’s library with many of its original features offering a wide range of leisure facilities.

It is located at the gateway to the Pennines serving the community of Littleborough, and is regarded as the “Jewel in the Pennines crown.”

The friends group have been instrumental in returning the park to its former glory and have attracted over £250,000 for its restoration.

Many original heritage features have been restored, it is well maintained and clean, offering recreational opportunities to a wide range of groups and individuals making it once again a safe and inviting place which is used and valued by the local community.

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Jubilee Park – Middleton

This Green Flag Award winner park is located in Middleton conservation area, between the recently renovated Middleton Library and St Leonards Church. It has an elegant bandstand and plenty of seating. There are well maintained paths and flowerbeds so wheelchair accessible (although the park is situated on a hill).

The main heritage feature is the Exedra, designed by prominent local architect Edgar Wood.

Jubilee Park, 7 New Lane, Middleton, M24 6DE

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