Broadhurst Park provides a range of habitats and facilities. Much of the central and southern section is open grassland and woodland. A more formal landscape and recreational facilities are situated at the northern end.
Visitor FacilitiesThe park currently offers a variety of recreational and sports facilities for children and adults.
- Planted Walk
- Description: Woodland walk
- Tree Feature
- Description: Woodlands
- Visitor Access & Directions
Access Contact Detailshttp://www.manchester.gov.uk/leisure/parks/central/
Broadhurst Park developed from a 19th-century park. The established park was presented to Manchester Corporation in 1920 and was extended by purchase in 1934.
Broadhusrt Park is shown on the 1848 Ordnance Survey map lying to the east of the Moston Cemetery. By that time it was well developed for a range of recreational activities especially sports. Much of the area was open playing fields with tennis courts and bowling greens to the north and woodland and woodland walks to the south.
The bulk of the area was presented to Manchester Corporation in 1920. A further 8 hectares were purchased by the Corpoartion in 1934 and now form the Ronald Johnson Playing Fields.
- Victorian (1837-1901)
- University of Manchester and University of York, 1994A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Greater Manchester