Queen's Park (Green Flag Award), Heywood

Park name
Queen's Park
158 Queen's Park Road, Heywood OL10 4UY

Tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake for visitors to enjoy – Queen's Park isn't only a Green Flag Park, it's also a great day out for all the family.

Friends of Queen's Park is a community group set up to aid the preservation of Queen's Park.

Opening times

Open every day


There's a range of facilities at Queen's Park, including:

  • Activity centre, including BMX track
  • Bandstand
  • Queen's Park Cafe
  • 2 playgrounds, including a toddlers' play area
  • Tennis court
  • FREE car park and toilets
  • Crown green bowling green and pavillion 
  • Lake
  • Grassland, wetland and wildlife areas
  • Site based maintenance staff and secure fully fenced site
  • Guide dogs allowed

Queen's Park opened in 1879 with money given to the town by Queen Victoria. The land was bought from the estate of Charles Martin Newhouse, a local cotton manufacturer, who died without making a will.

The park was extended in the 1920s to form the boating lake with land gifted from Alderman Davis Healey.

Cafe and flower bed at Queen's Park.