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Preston Guild City

Moor Park

Trees and grassland in Moor Park, Preston.

Spend some quality time exploring Preston's oldest and largest Grade II* listed park...

The Grade II* listed and green flag awarded Moor Park sits on the outskirts of the city centre and is one of Preston's most well-known and loved parks.

As the city's oldest and largest parkland, Moor Park delivers a diverse and picturesque area where you're free to walk, run, cycle or even skate in the designated skatepark. You'll also find an exciting multitude of sport and recreational facilities as well as children's play areas, offering an assortment of ways to spend your day out and make some memories.


  • Car parking
  • Public toilets
  • Noticeboards, directional signs and information boards
  • Two children's play areas
  • Observatory and weather station
  • Rosemary on the Park cafe
  • Grotto and decorative garden


Alongside a network of walking and cycling paths, Moor Park is a haven for sport and activities. The park currently boasts:

  • Two multi-use games areas
  • Adizone outdoor gym
  • Skatepark
  • Four bowling greens
  • Two outdoor table tennis tables
  • Basketball courts
  • 5-a-side football courts
  • Hard surface tennis courts
  • Artificial cricket wickets
  • Eight football pitches*

*To book a pitch visit Preston City Council - Football pitches.

Moor Park observatory

A unique feature to keep your eyes peeled for is the Jeremiah Horrocks observatory. Built by Preston Council, the observatory opened on the day of the 1927 solar eclipse. Recently renovated, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project, the observatory now belongs to the University of Central Lancashire. The building also operates as a weather station and is open to the public at certain open events.

Dogs in parks

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Moor Park and should be kept on a lead where necessary. Please keep dogs under control, clean up after them and take care when passing other visitors with dogs. Dogs must not enter the children's play areas, multi-use games areas, ball courts, bowling greens, skateparks, ponds, water features and any area where sports and activities are taking place.

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


Moor Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year. From night time bat walks to music festivals, there's plenty to get excited about.

For details of current park events see our What's on Calendar.

Get involved

Established in 2002, the Friends of Moor Park are a small and friendly group who welcome new members for occasional help. The group are involved in the organisation of community events, contribute to management decisions and help raise funding for improvements and new facilities.

For more details on the Friends of Moor Park and how to join visit Preston City Council - Friends of the park.


For the history of Moor Park see Moor Park History.

Moor Park history podcast

Why not listen to Moor Park's historic past whilst wandering around this beautiful Grade II* listed space on SoundCloud - Moor Park history podcast.


Free parking is available on-site and can be found opposite the Deepdale Stadium. Limited parking is also available on Moor Park Avenue.

Disabled access

Disabled toilets are available in the Moor Park bowling pavilion. The park is suitable for disabled access and includes well-maintained and level paths.

Map addresses for Moor Park

  • Moor Park, Preston, PR1 6AS.
  • Moor Park Avenue Car Parking: Moor Park Avenue, Preston, PR1 6AS.
  • Moor Park Parking: Sir Tom Finney Way, PR1 6RU.