About Parks and Gardens
Cycle, walk, run or just relax. Preston has you spoilt for choice with its diverse choice of parks
Preston boasts a large number of green flag awarded parks. So whether you're after a day of sport, some picturesque strolls or somewhere to watch the world go by, there's a wide range of parks and gardens to choose from.
Take in some sights and scenic walks in Avenham and Miller Parks
With Victorian gems in every corner, Avenham and Miller Parks have much to enjoy. There's the beautiful listed fountain overlooked by the Earl of Derby memorial statue, Japanese rock gardens, Sebastopol cannons and much, much more to feast your eyes on.
Enjoy a stroll along the River Ribble or choose from the many other available paths... There's even a place to put your feet up at the Pavilion café when the exploring is over.
Detour from the high street and admire the Georgian Winckley Square
Winckley Square provides a peaceful area to relax and enjoy some scenery.
The square is surrounded by lovely listed buildings and a stone throw away from the city centre. Expect some beautiful greenery and some cheeky squirrels along with many places to grab a bite and a drink nearby.
Additionally, the park is a wonderful experience at night time, featuring lit pathways for those who fancy an evening stroll.
Get sporty in Moor Park, Preston's oldest and largest parkland
Not far from the city centre is Moor Park. The park is a must visit for any sport lovers and families.
There's something for everyone to partake in, with an impressive urban gym, play area, Skate Park, basketball courts, bowling greens, cricket wickets and even more! The park is especially great for football lovers, with eight football pitches situated opposite the iconic Deepdale Stadium, an inspiring setting for aspiring players!
Ashton Park is yet another great park for sporty visitors. The park contains two bowling greens, tennis courts, nine football pitches and two children's play areas. There's even a peace garden to unwind in afterwards.
Equally excellent parks for getting active are Ribbleton Park and Grange Park. Ribbleton Park boasts a skate park, bowling greens and a multi-use games area whilst Grange Park provides vast natural space for sport and recreation.
Get back to nature with Fishwick Recreational Ground and Haslam Park
Haslam Park and Fishwick Recreational Ground are both fantastic nature reserves. Haslam Park includes a children's play area and plenty grounds for the kids to explore. For something a little different, Fishwick also includes a BMX track to get the blood pumping.