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Brief description of site

Stanley Park was opened on the 2nd October 1926, and occupies a total of 104 hectares, including an 18-hole golf course. Features include an Italian garden, a rose garden, a sensory garden, a woodland walk, and a variety of water features. There is a lake terrace and promenade, and a clock tower.

Brief history of site

Land for a public park was secured in 1920 as part of a drive to control and plan the expansion of Blackpool. Thomas Mawson & Sons were commissioned to design the park.

Location information:

Address: Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HQ

Locality: Lancashire

Local Authorities:

Blackpool; Marton

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 102 Grid Ref: SD325358
Latitude: 53.8141 Longitude: -3.02666


Within the town, inland from the sea front attractions.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park, open daily from dawn till dusk.

Visitor information:

Parking, refreshments, WCs, disabled access. Garden centre, children's play area, model village, sports facilities, golf course, boating and fishing.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1920 to 1926

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 104

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