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The Friends of Stanley Park, Blackpool

The Friends of Stanley Park Established 10th July 2002


2021. Welcome, please join us.

Stanley Park Blackpool Voted Best Park in the UK 2019 by Fields in Trust
Photo courtesy: Elizabeth Gomm

Stanley Park Blackpool, a Grade II* listed park, designed by the accomplished Thomas Mawson and containing a mass of features and activities.

Voted Fields in Trust UK Park of the Year 2017 and 2019.

The Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

 We are a friendly group who work with the co-operation of Blackpool Council to make the park as attractive and interesting as possible. If you are interested in joining us or becoming a volunteer please contact us.

Please note that due to the Corona Virus we have cancelled all future Monthly Meetings, plus the Craft Club and the Dog Walkers Group until further notice.  The gardening group are still gardening.

Since early July the members of the Friends are having informal meetings in or outside the Art Deco cafe on Wednesday’s at 10am on a reserved set of tables.

Re-opening of Stanley Park Lake area

The year ends on a good note as the cordons have gone around the lake after being up for more than a month as a measure, by Blackpool Council, DEFRA and Public Health England, to contain and outbreak of Avian Influenza amongst our swans and geese by Blackpool Council, DEFRA and Public Health England.


This year we can’t have our Halloween pumpkin carving or fancy dress parade. So here are photos of those sent in by our followers. From Hayleigh Michelle, Humphrey in his Halloween den

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Park Life in a Pandemic

We’re documenting the role Blackpool’s Stanley Park has played in the lives of local people since the start of the Coronavirus Covid19 Pandemic.  Please click on the link below to see what is already there or to add your own input.


Sandra Mangan: Visits to Stanley Park have really kept me going throughout lockdown. I’ve been taking George the Cocker Spaniel early in the day to avoid crowds and the peace and quiet has brought me to a happy place mentally.
Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for all you do to keep this gem polished so well.

Park Life in a Pandemic, Stanley Park Blackpool

The bandstand events are cancelled.

Our first 2020 bandstand event was planned for Sunday 10th May 2020.

Here’s Bob On! from a previous year: 



The VE Day event is postponed until further advice.

Stay Safe in Stanley Park.


Stanley Park Blackpool voted the UK Best Park 2019 and Most Loved Park in the North West 2019 in a competition by Fields in Trust.  See our write up click here

Fields in Trust champions and supports our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever.  Find out more click here



In the Visitor Centre

Ring The Visitor Centre on  07554 4387700 to find out what’s going on and to book for events shown on our Events page, when it’s open.  At the moment it isn’t open due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


 Join The Friends of Stanley Park as an individual, family or corporate member. Click here to find the application form.

Postal Address:

Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland, c/o Parks & Green Environment Service, Stanley Park Offices, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9HU.