Parks on the Fylde Coast

Parks on the Fylde Coast

This area has so much to offer to people who live here and people who visit. Not only is there miles and miles of beautiful seafront, there’s plenty of countryside to explore. If you don’t want to travel too far but like to see trees, plants and flowers, visit one of the parks on the Fylde Coast.

Parks on the Fylde Coast

Many of the local parks were gifted to local people by the wealthy industrial philanthropists of the past. Ashton Gardens in St Annes and Stanley Park in Blackpool are just two of them.

Stanley Park, just one of the parks on the Fylde Coast
Stanley Park, just one of the parks on the Fylde Coast

Did you know that Memorial Park in Fleetwood is one of only a very small number of remaining parks in the country which were built to commemorate the Great War?

If a maintained park isn’t your thing, you’ll enjoy Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park. On the banks of the River Wyre it’s a natural place that’s full of wildlife, complete with genuine shipwrecks!

The parks on the Fylde Coast are maintained by the respective local councils. Many of them have active friends groups. Not only do they help to look after these important green spaces, they also build strong communities and have a lot of fun!

Evolution of our Local Parks

Most of our local parks have been around for a very long time. Their care passes through the generations, and their layout changes with fashion and availability of resources.

Memorial Park at Fleetwood has recently undergone a programme of renovation to mark the Centenary of World War One. You can see many of the original features, restored and preserved for the future.

Meanwhile on the seafront at Anchorsholme (north Blackpool), a brand new park is in the making. United Utilities has been working in the space occupied by Anchorsholme Park – installing infrastructure to improve bathing waters. The works are so extensive that the old features of the park were lost. But the brand new park includes lots of modern, better features for the future!

George Bancroft Park is the newest, new-build park in the area. It’s the one which you drive through as you head into Blackpool from the motorway, near to Bloomfield Road.

In Lytham, Park View 4 U is a park created by the local community, for the local community. It’s a flagship park, full of facilities and resources for everyone to enjoy.

Find out more about Parks on the Fylde Coast

There’s a full section on each of the individual Visit Fylde Coast websites about local parks. Why don’t you follow the links and then go and take a look for yourself?

Green Flags for Fylde Coast Parks

Green Flags are awarded to the best Fylde Coast parks. The Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Any green space that is accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag status.

A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups. Green Heritage Site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.

Find out which local parks have Green Flags

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