About Us

The Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland are a group of enthusiastic volunteers who care about two of Blackpool’s favourite green spaces. We have a number of sub groups who get involved in gardening, wildlife conservation and events.  We also raise funding through fairs and other activities for projects on the park and to enable events to be held such as Love Parks Week.

We staff the Visitor Centre which is open 5 days a week in summer and at weekends for most of the winter.   We also arrange the weekly summer shows on the bandstand and staff them with volunteers.

Every month we have a committee meeting then a members meeting at which we discuss matters related to the park usually with members of the park staff present. We also have a guest speaker at the members meeting.

Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the Car Park and Cafe:

Our work is to unite both public and private enterprises to help promote and protect the park and woodland. If you are a community spirited person who cares about their environment, and are willing to get involved and help with project planning, event organisation or fund raising. Please come and join us.

To join us please click here


The Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland has over 100 members and is led by an elected committee.

Chairman: Elaine Smith MBE
Tel: 01253 318948
E-mail address

Vice Chairman and Hon. Treasurer: Joyce Street

Minutes Secretary: Betty Bradford

Membership Secretary: Carol Neale  e-mail address  

Events Co-ordinator: Carole Thaw

Visitor Centre Officer:     Pat Wright

Craft Club Officer:           Michael Ollerenshaw                 

Dog Club Officer:             Nigel Patterson                            

Publicity Officer.             Elizabeth Gomm   Email address 

Meeting dates

The Friends of Stanley Park meet the 3rd Saturday of almost every month at 2pm to 4pm in the Visitor Centre, Stanley Park.  Meetings are suspended until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.   We meet informally in the Art Deco Cafe every Wednesday at 10am.

The meetings enable the group to share information, provide updates and discuss issues. We also book guest speakers from time to time. Our meetings are open to non-members.

Click here to view dates and speakers

Postal Address:

Membership matters please send direct to Jean Mildren above.


Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service
Stanley Park Offices
West Park Drive

Telephone Visitor Centre

Please note the Visitor Centre is closed during the Pandemic.

01253 699470


07554 4387700


Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Volunteer Centre

The Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Volunteer Centre is located at the main entrance of Stanley Park. The centre offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities to cater all interests, ages and abilities – including volunteers on Stanley Park and within Salisbury Woodland.

The Volunteer Centre hold drop in sessions Monday until Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm, where you can call in without an appointment for an informal one-to-one chat with an advisor. If you would preffer a confidential chat please telephone the centre to arrange an appointment.

To find out more contact;
The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, North Lodge, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ. Tel: 01253 301004.