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The Friends of Stanley Park Established 10th July 2002


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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.

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.

Avian Flu Report Stanley Park Blackpool

27th November 2020

It is with great sadness that we publish Blackpool Council’s press release confirming an outbreak of Avian Flu amongst our beautiful swans. Below is a summary, click the link below to read the full report.

Yesterday it was confirmed by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) that 9 of the swans which had died at Stanley Park lake had tested positive for Avian Influenza H5N8.

Restrictions are in place on the park. The public are requested to avoid any contact with wild birds and to report any dead or sick wild birds to DEFRA on helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

The park can remain open to the public as the risk is very low, however, an area around the lake is zoned off as a precaution.

To read the full Blackpool Council announcement please click here.

Avian Flu restriction notice.


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

See more click here

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.