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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

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.

Locations of parks on a map

North West In Bloom Awards success

North West In Bloom.  

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. ​

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

Contact

​0300 303 8884

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