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Hanley Park

Hanley Park Cleveland Road | Off College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4DX, England
+44 1782 234234
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First impressions nice park

looked around this area when buying a flat some months ago and I understand that this park... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rayrest
Clean and Spacious

Clean and popular park. Well kept and great for children of all ages with a variety of play... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
ZBH88
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Hanley Park and the adjacent Cauldon Grounds are open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The park is staffed most days from morning until late afternoon, and we welcomed around 922,000 visitors during 2014. Cauldon Grounds first opened in 1894, and were followed by the larger Hanley Park in 1897. Both were designed by the up-and-coming landscape architect Thomas Mawson, helping to cement his international reputation. Hanley Park's listed status has recently been upgraded to II* in recognition of its importance. The two parks continue to be the focus of many exciting developments. The park has now been awarded £4.5m funding for a once-in-a-lifetime restoration project. The most visible work is set to take place from spring 2016. This is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund through their Parks for People Programme, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Things to see and do in the park - Art features, including 'Love Ties' sculpture by Emily Campbell - Grade II* listed historic landscape, including bandstand, terrace garden, pavilion, lake, Doulton fountain (in Cauldon Grounds) and views across the park towards Stoke Minster. - Crown green bowling green - Fishing (the park is classed as 'community water,' and all are welcome to fish responsibly with a valid Environment Agency rod licence - Three exciting play areas: toddler, sensory, and adventure (including aerial slide) - Picnic area - Free-of-charge sports zone including: all-weather floodlit sports court, cricket wicket and nets, tennis courts, basketball hoops and a multi-use sports court. - Toilets (open during staffed hours).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hanley Park Cleveland Road | Off College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4DX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

looked around this area when buying a flat some months ago and I understand that this park, although a little neglected is not a disaster and it has lottery funding money behind a regeneration program. The park has some buildings in it that have seen...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Clean and popular park. Well kept and great for children of all ages with a variety of play equipment.

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wouldnt come here with my child - get some strange ones walking around the park and people in gangs. i dont feel safe

Thank Peyia2015
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I took my dog to the park as I was staying at the North Staffs. I was very impressed with it indeed. It was a lovely place to spend time with my dog. The small and large water birds and the lake and fountains in...More

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Hanley Park used to be a grand old Park with boats on the lake and a cafe. Then it fell into disrepair. For a brief period in the 90's we had a Lord Mayor Mike Wolfe and he spent money on the park adding fountains...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Seams an ok park but not as good as it use be years ago even tho they have been doing it up just not looking as good no more

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I used to live very near here when I was a student, we recently visited for the first time in years and I'm afraid it has gone downhill. There was a lot of drunks arguing at 10am, the buildings near the canal seem to be...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Big park, lots of space. Kids play area, bowling green, tennis courts, lake. Bit run down but can see improvements being made. Sometimes festival/carnival on.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went to watch Stoke City play, but wanted to catch something out of Stoke so the short walk from the train station to the park was just what we were looking for. We liked the versatility of the place and the chance to chat...More

Thank yarrz
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The layout of the park and the multitude of different areas is wonderful and especially suited to families. There is renovation work currently under way which is a moot point in my review. My main issues with the park on my last visit were; the...More

Thank Peter H
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