Information about parks and gardens in the borough including location, facilities and opening times.
Parks and gardens
8 of the Rochdale borough's parks and green spaces have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award status in 2017 meaning they are 8 of the very best in the UK.
Alkrington Woods, Middleton
Ashworth and Roch Valleys, Heywood
Bowlee Community Park, Middleton
Broadfield Park, Rochdale
Denehurst Park, Rochdale
Falinge Park, Rochdale
Hare Hill Park, Littleborough - Green Flag Award
Healey Dell Nature Reserve, Rochdale
Hopwood Woods, Middleton
- Hopwood Park, Heywood - Green Flag Award
Jubilee Park, Middleton - Green Flag Award
- Middleton (Boarshaw) Cemetery - Green Flag Award
Milnrow Memorial Park - Green Flag Award
Queen's Park, Heywood- Green Flag Award
Rochdale Memorial Gardens - Green Flag Award
Springfield Park, Rochdale
Truffet Park, Langley - Green Flag Award
Locations of parks on a map
North West In Bloom Awards success
We and our partner organisations celebrate massive North West In Bloom successes in 2016:
- Gold medal for Heywood in Bloom.
Silver Gilt medal for Pennines in Bloom.
- Silver Gilt medal for Rochdale Town Centre.
Gold medal for Rochdale in Bloom.
- Gold medal for Hollingworth Lake in Visitor Attraction Category.
- Gold Medal and Best Park Award for Queen’s Park in Heywood.
- And more.
This beats the Silver Gilt medals of previous years and shows we are improving our local environment with the support of many partner organisations.
Parks and gardens walk
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.
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