Leisure

Burslem Park - Welcome

Burslem Park Pavilion and Terrace Garden

We are open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The park is staffed most days from morning until late afternoon, and we welcome around 250,000 visitors every year. You'll find us off Moorland Road, in Burslem, ST6 1EA.

The park is served by the 98 bus, with Burslem town centre (services 20, 20A and 21) less than ten minutes' walk away. National Cycle Network route 5 (Burslem Greenway) passes the park. The park has no car park, but there is ample on-street parking on Park Road, Moorland Road and Hamil Road.

Most of our £2m restoration programme was completed in May 2012, though extra improvements including CCTV and bandstand refurbishment have now also taken place. This work is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

The improvements also owe much to the support of the Burslem Park Partnership, a voluntary group that works alongside the City Council to improve the park.

There's plenty of art, greenery, sports and play facilities for everyone to enjoy, including:

  • Our restored Victorian terrace garden and ornamental fountains - operational for the first time since 1895. 
  • Our restored and refurbished Pavilion Cafe, operated by volunteers from the Burslem Park Partnership. Open every day except Tuesday, 10am - 5pm. Click here to download a menu (PDF, 36kb).
  • Restored buildings and terracotta period detail
  • 'Pulhamite' rockery - a Victorian 'must have' feature
  • Lake, fountain and rockery cascade
  • A specially-designed planting scheme featuring over 35,000 new plants and around 500 trees, including showpiece planting in the rockery and terrace garden, and seasonal bulb planting by volunteers and local schools
  • An heritage mosaic designed by artist Rob Turner especially for the park, working with our local schools, and inspired by the memories of local people
  • A new 'Mayfly' sculpture by artists Andy Edwards and Philip Hardaker, featuring ceramic details by students from three local schools
  • Play area
  • Skate facility
  • Multi-sports courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Toilets and baby changing (open 7 days until early evening - accessible toilet requires radar key)
  • Playing field
  • Volunteer scheme
  • Activities and events programme
  • CCTV in operation

Contact details

  • For non-urgent enquiries, please contact Stoke-on-Call on 01782 234234, or email parksandplaygrounds@stoke.gov.uk
     
  • For specific event and project contacts, please consult events and activities listings.
     
  • If you are interesting in staging an event in Burslem Park please fill in our event application form.
     
  • If you witness an incident or cause for concern, call your local policing team on 101. You can also report anti-social behaviour online.
     
  • In case of an emergency, always dial 999 without delay.

Joint logo of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.
 

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