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Haslam Park

Pond and trees in Haslam Park, Preston.

Explore the finest Edwardian town park in Preston...

Haslam Park sits alongside the Lancaster Canal and still possesses many of its original and unique features. The Grade II listed gates at the park's two main entrances are just some of the features that make this Edwardian park stand out from the rest.

Every year since 2006 the park has proudly flown its Green Flag, with the area to the north of the park becoming Haslam Park Nature Reserve. The combination of the park's nature reserve, multiple pathways and paths joining the Lancaster Canal make for many enjoyable walks with a difference.

Within the park you can also enjoy a picturesque stroll down the lime tree avenue, pass some time in the rose and sensory gardens, admire the old drinking fountain and reflect by the ponds and lake.

Alternatively, if you're after somewhere to expel some energy, the park offers many different games areas, large open green spaces and a children's play area. You'll also find the park easy to locate by car and public transport, creating the perfect day out for families or those wishing to reflect.


  • Car parking
  • Public toilets
  • Children's play area
  • Picnic area


Haslam Park's diverse facilities and features lend themselves to a variety of walks as well as paths for jogging and cycling. There's also the local nature reserve, as part of Haslam Park, where you can get close to nature.

If you're after something more energetic, the park also boasts many activity facilities such as:

  • Multi-use games area
  • Hard surface tennis courts
  • Bowling greens

Dogs in parks

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Haslam Park. However, they must be kept on the lead when necessary and only let off in designated areas. Please keep dogs under control, take care when passing other visitors and clean up after them. Dogs must not enter the pond, ornamental lake, play areas, multi-use games areas, ball courts, bowling greens and areas where sports or activities are taking place.

For more details on dog laws in Preston visit Preston City Council - Dog laws in Preston.


Haslam Park hosts occasional events, these include walking events and children's trails in the school holidays.

For details of what's on and when see What's on - Park Events.

Get involved

Friends of Haslam Park play a major role in the management and maintenance of the park and the organisation of community events. They also help raise funding for improvements and new facilities.

For more details on the Friends of Haslam Park and how to get involved visit Preston City Council - Friends of the park.


For the history of Haslam Park see Haslam Park History.


Free parking for Haslam Park is available on-site and accessible via Bristow Avenue, off Blackpool Road.

Parking is also available via Cottom Lane, however, this is limited to only a few spaces.

Disabled access

Entrances into Haslam Park are suitable for disabled access. Paths include small inclines, however, they are mainly level and well-maintained. There are also disabled toilets in the Haslam bowls pavilion during bowling season.

Map addresses for Haslam Park

  • Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR2 1JE.
  • Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR2 1JE.
  • Cottom Lane, Preston, PR2 1JR.