Parks and open spaces

Central Forest Park play area
Hanley Park has been awarded £4.5m to carry out improvements to make it a beautiful attraction to the city's residents and tourists alike. If you'd like to receive e-mail updates about the parks' transformation, click here to sign up.

Stoke-on-Trent is one of the greenest cities in the UK with over 1,380 hectares of park and open spaces. Wherever you are in Stoke-on-Trent, you are never far from one of our many parks and wildlife areas.

The city’s parks range from large, formal parks of historical significance, like those at Hanley and Longton, to smaller local parks like those in Northwood and Cobridge. We work with community groups across the area to maintain and improve the parks. 


The city's green spaces and greenways offer lots of opportunities for walking. For more information on suitable places to walk, you can follow the following links to:

The closer to home walks are short health walks that are completely free and take place every day around the beautiful parks and greenways.  In Stoke-on-Trent. They last between 30 and 45 minutes and are for all ages and abilities- most involve few steps or inclines and are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.