Friends of Stanley Park

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

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The next monthly meeting is on Saturday 16th March at 2pm. Our guest speaker is to be announced.

Tea and Coffee will be available from 1pm

Family Entertainment in Blackpool

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The next Book Club meeting is on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 1.30pm for 2pm start

The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 22nd February at 1.30pm for a 2pm start in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe.

The Book is: Thrown by Sara Cox.

New members welcome.

The Book Club on Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Carol Concert - 700 wow!

A huge thank you to all those of you who were able to attend the Carol Concert at
the Bandstand last Sunday and a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped
in any way. We collected the magnificent sum of 700.00 for Blackpool Victoria
Blue Skies Hospital Fund. Thank you all so much.

On behalf of myself and the Committee may we wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and a Healthy Happy and Prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing you in
the Park in 2024. Nigel, Chairman of the Friends of Stanley Park.

 

Photos at the Christmas Carol Singing on Stanley Park
700 for Blue Skies Hospital Fund at Blackpool Victoria

 

Sunday 17th December 2023 at 1pm

Stanley Park Blackpool Christmas Carol Singing Dec 2023

The Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Dinner at Stanley Park Golf Club

14th December 2023 a fine Christmas Dinner.

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Dinner 14th December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Dog Club Christmas Meeting

13th December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool Dog Party 13th December 2023

The Christmas Fair raised 2100. A big thankyou to all who helped and contributed. The funds will be used for the park.

Saturday and Sunday, 2nd/3rd December 2023 10.30 to 2.30pm

The Christmas Fair was held at the Visitor Centre on Staney Park Blackpool.

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Fair 2nd and 3rd December 2023

Friends of Stanley Park Christmas Fair 2nd and 3rd December 2023

 

At the last bandstand show of 2023. Volunteers get a thankyou. 17th Sept 2023

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gomm

Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool, volunteers at the last bandstand show of 2023

 

 

Blackpool in Bloom Winners 2023

 

Stanley Park Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom 2023 Best Community Gardens Award.

Congratulations to our Gardening Club volunteers, who focus on this and the Garden of Remembrance, and the Park Gardeners for their work.

 

Stanley Park Blackpool Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom  Best Community Gardens 2023

Stanley Park Blackpool Rose Garden wins the Blackpool in Bloom  Best Community Gardens 2023

Friends of Stanley Park 21st Birthday Party
Saturday 15th July 2023 in the Visitor Centre

An excellent afternoon was had at the Stanley Park Visitor Centre. The Friends of Stanley Park, Blackpool, were formed 21 years ago, July 2002.

The Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool, 21st birthday party, 15th July 2023

 

CCTV Cameras now operating 11th July 2023

CCTV cameras are now fully operational in Stanley Park and are being monitored. Please spread the word that the cameras are now working and make sure your dog is on a lead where indicated by signs in the Park. Dog Wardens are empowered to take appropriate action especially for attacks on wildlife.

 

 

Keep up to date on our Facebook page

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Parks Tennis on Stanley Park Blackpool

Free family fun day Saturday 5th August 2023 10am to 12noon.

Read more click here

 

 

 

Tuesday 9th May 2023 A date at the Palace, Buckingham Palace

Garden Party for those attaining the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022

 

Nigel Patterson, Chair of the Friends of Stanley Park, and Carole Thaw, Events Officer, of the Friends of Stanley Park, and Lynne Patterson attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on the 9th May 2023.

The Garden Party was hosted, on behalf of The King, by The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness was joined by The Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Altogether 8,000 guests attended the party in recognition of their public service and charity or community work.

Nigel, Carole and Lynne:Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool at Buckingham Palace for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022 Garden Party

 

Go to our News Page to find out what we've done, click here

Welcome, please join us

We are a friendly group who work with the co-operation of Blackpool Council to make the park as attractive and interesting as possible.

Meet new friends and become involved in park life.

If you are interested in joining us or becoming a volunteer please use the link below

Click Here to go to the Join Us Page

 


Photo of the Stanley Park Rose Garden in 2022, a favourite activity of our Gardening Club.

The Rose Garden Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Friends of Stanley Park up-coming activities

 

 

Weekly Meetings

Craft Club: Every Tuesday 10am to 3pm in the Visitor Centre.

Dog Walkers Club: Every Wednesday 10am to noon in the Visitor Centre hosted by Pauline.

Gardeners Club: Every Monday and Thursday 10am to 12. Meet in the Rose Garden or Memorial Garden hosted by Graham.

Summer Sundays, Music on the Bandstand, volunteers always welcome.

Monthly Meetings

The monthly members meeting is on the 3rd Saturday of each month the Visitor Centre at 2pm to 4pm.

Book Club: Every 4th Thursday in the Visitor Centre

New Members and Volunteers always welcome.

 

Friends of Stanley Park Book Club meeti in the Visitor Centre every 4th Thursday of the month

 

 

Photo of the attractive Italian Gardens backed by the Cocker Clock Tower in 2017:

Stanley Park Blackpool Italian Gardens

 

It has been an enormous honour to be awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2022,

the Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool June 2022:

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022 Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Stanley Park Blackpool:

Winners of the Fields in Trust

Best park in the UK twice: 2017 and 2019 and best park in England 2022


2022 the Friends of Stanley Park were awarded the The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Twice winners of the Fields in Trust UK's Best Park Award, 2017 and 2019. Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Plus 'Best Have a Field Day 2017' from Fields in Trust for the 90th Summer Celebration

Best Have a Field Day 2017

 

Postal Address:

Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland,
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service,
Stanley Park Offices,
West Park Drive,
Blackpool,
FY3 9HU

Updated: 20th February 2024