Parks in Preston
Important COVID-19 notice: For the latest advice and changes to our park services to help reduce the spread of coronavirus see Parks and COVID-19.
We manage seven parks across the city. Many of which have national Green Flag Award status.
Use of Parks
Following the government advice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus the use of parks is heavily restricted.
Visitors using the park should be actively engaged in walking, jogging or cycling, any other use of the parks is prohibited. Walking of dogs is permitted but dogs must remain on leads at all times.
We are temporarily closing some park facilities, including, Play areas, Outdoor gym equipment and skate parks.
All parks remain open and if you are using for your daily exercise, please ensure you keep at least 2 metres away from other users.
Avenham and Miller Parks
Avenham and Miller Parks are grade II listed Victorian parkland located in the middle of the city centre and less than 10 minutes from Preston's rail and bus stations.
The award winning parks are set by the River Ribble with many features and historical points of interest such as Derby Walk, the Italianate Terrace and the Japanese rock garden. It is also the official start and end point of the Guild Wheel - a 21 mile walking and cycle route.
There is also the Pavilion café, which is open every day of the week offering a range of food and refreshments with free Wi-Fi.
For more information see Visit Preston - Avenham and Miller Parks.
Weddings at Avenham and Miller Parks
Please note: We are not taking any bookings for weddings at this time.
Avenham and Miller Parks are licensed to host weddings and civil partnership ceremonies in various venues across the park.
The Pavilion café can also be hired for your wedding reception and evening party with tailored food and drink packages available.
Grade II listed Moor Park is the oldest and largest park in Preston located just off Garstang Road, Blackpool Road and Deepdale Road.
The park features an observatory and weather station, which are open to the public at certain times.
The park also offers a range of sport and leisure activities from the skatepark and outdoor gym to football pitches, basketball courts, bowling greens and more.
For more information please view Visit Preston - Moor Park.
Haslam Park is an Edwardian park located just off Blackpool Road.
The award winning park sits alongside Lancaster Canal and features a lime tree avenue, rose and sensory garden, pond and lake. Haslam is also home to Haslam Park Nature Reserve at the north of the park with a choice of walks between the two spaces.
The park also has a range of sports and leisure activities from tennis courts and a multi-use games area to bowling greens.
For more information see Visit Preston - Haslam Park.
Ribbleton Park is located just off Blackpool Road and the A59 (New Hall Lane).
The park features a community garden, plus a number of activities such as a skatepark, multi-use games area, bowling green and football pitches.
For more information see Visit Preston - Ribbleton Park.
Ashton Park is located to the west of the city, close to Preston Docks.
The park features small woodlands, flower displays and a peace garden and has retained its Green Flag Award every year since 2011.
There are also a number of activity facilities including bowling greens, tennis court, football pitches and an outdoor gym.
For more information see Visit Preston - Ashton Park.
Grange Park is an historic park located on the east side of the city.
The park features the site of an old Victorian manor house and formal gardens with Grange Valley Nature Reserve , Boilton Wood and Pope Lane Field close by. The park won Preston's first Green Flag Award in 2002 and has retained its status ever since.
For more information see Visit Preston - Grange Park.
If you would like to volunteer at one of our local parks please visit friends of the Park.
Most parks offer environmental, historical and creative events and activities for children, schools, communities and the general public.
For more information on upcoming park activities and events see Visit Preston - What's On.
Map addresses for parks in Preston
- Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT.
- Moor Park, Preston, PR1 6AS.
- Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1JE.
- Ribbleton Park, Off New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 5XE.
- Ashton Park, Pedders Lane, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1HL.
- Grange Park, Mitton Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, PR2 6EN.