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Parks and gardens - information and advice

​​Information about parks and gardens in the borough including location, facilities and opening times.

Parks and gardens

10 of Rochdale borough's parks and green spaces have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award status in 2021, meaning they are 10 of the very best in the UK. Find out more about how the Green Flag Award recognises and rewards well kept parks and green spaces.

Note: council-run bowling greens close each year from 30 September until 1 April as we undertake winter maintenance work.

Locations of parks on a map

Walk around the parks and gardens in Rochdale town centre

​This 40 minute walk takes you to the finest parks and gardens of Rochdale town centre and will make you discover their history and the best views.

An alternative route can also be followed for a shorter walk. The walk starts and finishes in front of the magnificent Town Hall. Each step of the walk is detailed in the guide. ​

Download the ‘Parks and Gardens Walk' guide (867kb pdf)

Find out about the local history

During the Victorian times, several parks and gardens were created in the town centre. The beauty and character of the parks and gardens give Rochdale town centre its unique character. If you'd like to find out more about the history and heritage in the Rochdale borough you can find a range of resources at Touchstones Local Studies Centre



0300 303 8884

Phone: Monday–Friday 8.30am–5.30pm.
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Green Flag Award.

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