With Preston Docks and the Guild Wheel nearby, Ashton Park makes the ideal setting to spend your spare time. With multiple entrances and easy access by foot, bike, car, and public transport, there are plenty reasons to pay this historical Preston highlight a visit.
Showcasing an attractive open landscape, with a fine colonnade of trees, Ashton Park boasts small woodlands, flower displays, and a peace garden. These assets, and more, are what have given the park its well-deserved Green Flag Award every year since 2011.
Entertain the kids in one of two play areas, enjoy a peaceful stroll, soak up the history and architecture of Ashton House, or join some friends for a kickabout - Ashton Park creates a versatile space for a fantastic day out.
Ashton Park has a diverse range of facilities and green spaces to suit all kinds of visitors including:
- Car parking
- Two children's play areas
- Public toilets
- Snack shack
- Busy Bee's Childcare Nursery
Not only is this large park an inviting place for walking, cycling, and running, it's also a great place for friendly or competitive sport. When visiting the park you will find the following activity facilities:
- Two bowling greens
- Tennis courts
- Outdoor gym
- Nine football pitches*
*To book a football pitch visit Preston City Council - Book a football pitch.
Ashton Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the popular 'Ruffs Dog Show' in the summer.
For details on current park events see our Events Calendar.
Dogs in parks
Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Ashton Park. Please keep dogs under control and take care when passing other visitors with dogs. Dogs should be kept on a lead when necessary and must not enter the children's play area, bowling greens, tennis courts or football pitches where activities are taking place. Please clean up after your pet.
For more details on dogs in Preston parks visit Preston City Council - Dog laws in Preston.
Our dog-friendly itinerary also lists dog-friendly activities and nearby places to eat and drink when visiting Ashton Park.
Parking is available on-site and is accessible via Pedders Lane.
Ashton Park is a large open space with mainly flat surfaces and well-maintained paths for wheelchair users. With parking on-site, access into the park is nearby. You will also find disabled toilets in the Ashton bowls pavilion during bowling season.
For the history of Ashton Park see Ashton Park History.
The Friends of Ashton Park were established in 2002 and work in partnership with the Park Ranger and Preston City Council. They play a major role in the organisation of community events, contribute to management decisions and help raise funding for improvements and facilities.
For more details on Friends of Ashton Park and how to get involved visit Preston City Council - Friends of the park.
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Map addresses for Ashton Park
- Ashton Park, Pedders Lane, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1HL.
- Ashton Park Car Park: Pedders Lane, Preston, PR2 1HN.