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Burslem Park

Burslem Park

Contact

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01782 234234

Address

Burslem Park Lodge, Moorland Road,
Burslem,
Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire,
ST6 1EA

Events at this Venue

Details

Burslem Park is a Grade II listed Victorian Park, first opened in 1894. Novelist Arnold Bennett described the new park as making "a very creditable appearance" in his book Anna of the Five Towns. "The town," he wrote, "was proud of its achievement, and it had the right to be."

Restored in 2012 to its former glory thanks to a £2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, it now receives over 240,000 visits per year.

Rising gracefully from lake to pavilion via a winding path and formal terrace garden, the park is an early but important example of the work of Thomas Mawson. Among the great landscape designers of his age, he was to become renowned as the creative force behind gardens at Wightwick Manor, Brockhole in Cumbria, and Stoke-on-Trent's own Hanley Park.

There's a wealth of inspiration and play for everyone to enjoy, including:
" Our restored Victorian terrace garden and ornamental fountains - now operational for the first time since 1895.
" Restored buildings and terracotta period detail
" Our 'Pulhamite' rockery - a Victorian 'must have' feature
" Lake, fountain and rockery cascade
" A specially-designed planting scheme featuring over 35,000 new plants and around 500 trees, including showpiece planting in the rockery and terrace garden, and seasonal bulb planting by volunteers and local schools
An heritage mosaic designed by artist Rob Turner especially for the park, working with our local schools, and inspired by the memories of local people.
A new 'Mayfly' sculpture by artists Andy Edwards and Philip Hardaker, featuring ceramic details by children from three local schools.
Sweeping views across the park and historic skyline, as described in Arnold Bennett's Anna of the Five Towns (1902).
Play area.
Skate facility.
Multi-sports courts.
Tennis courts.
Toilets and baby changing (staffed hours - accessible toilet requires radar key).
Playing field.
A volunteer scheme.
Activities, education and events programme.
CCTV in operation.

Coach parties acceptedPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The amenities at the park have recently been refurbished. This park has been improved through the Greening for Growth programme with the support of Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. The Greening for Growth programme of environmental improvements was launched in 2003 and is the largest environmental regeneration programme in the West Midlands. Greening for Growth aims to create: Well used and maintained landmark parks that offer more leisure opportunities and attract visitors to the area. A North Staffordshire network of safe, attractive off-road routes for pedestrians and cyclists. Canals, rivers and disused railways will link green spaces with homes, work places and leisure facilities, 28km of greenways will be created or upgraded. A landscape to be proud of where major transport routes and developments are set in interesting, high quality landscapes.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open every day; 24 hour pedestrian access.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 871499  Lat: 53.04620 Long: -2.19386

Burslem Park has pedestrian access off Moorland Road (B5051) and Hamil Road. Disabled parking spaces are available by the Lodge entrance off Moorland Road. The park can be accessed by the Burslem to Cobridge greenway too.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The amenities at the park have recently been refurbished. This park has been improved through the Greening for Growth programme with the support of Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. The Greening for Growth programme of environmental improvements was launched in 2003 and is the largest environmental regeneration programme in the West Midlands. Greening for Growth aims to create: Well used and maintained landmark parks that offer more leisure opportunities and attract visitors to the area. A North Staffordshire network of safe, attractive off-road routes for pedestrians and cyclists. Canals, rivers and disused railways will link green spaces with homes, work places and leisure facilities, 28km of greenways will be created or upgraded. A landscape to be proud of where major transport routes and developments are set in interesting, high quality landscapes.