Friends of Stanley Park

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

About Us

Welcome, please join us

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

If you are interested in joining us or becoming a volunteer please go to our Join Us page. Click here

Membership is £10 for an individual or family.


The Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland are a group of enthusiastic volunteers who care about two of Blackpool's favourite green spaces. We have a number of sub groups who get involved in gardening, wildlife conservation and events.


Winners of Fields in Trust Best UK Park 2019
Fields in Trust Best UK Park 2019 - Stanley Park Blackpool

Our work is to unite both public and private enterprises to help promote and protect the park and woodland. If you are a community spirited person who cares about their environment, and are willing to get involved and help with project planning, event organisation or fund raising. Please come and join us.


What we do

Craft Club

Dog Walkers Club

Gardeners Club

Book Club

Creative Hub





Fund Raising



The Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland has over 100 members and is led by an elected committee.

Photo of the Committee as on 18th September 2021, without Carol Neale. There have been changes, watch out for a new photo.

Back Row: Nigel Patterson, Graham Gaulter, Mike Ollerenshaw, Margaret Moussadis, Gill Howard.

Front Row: Carolyn Fowler, Carole Thaw, Joyce Street.

Friends of Stanley Park Committee

Committee Details as of May 2023

Chairman: Nigel Patterson
Tel: 01253 395685
Mobile: 07721 446038

Vice Chairman and Events Officer: Carole Thaw
Tel: 01253 316713

Hon. Treasurer: Caroline Fowler
Tel: 01253 440286

Hon. Secretary: Liz Marshall
Tel: 01253 500938

Membership Secretary: Caroline Fowler
Tel: 01253 440286

Publicity Officer: Gill Howard
Tel: 01253 301264
Mobile: 07970850348

Visitor Centre Manager: Carol Williams
Tel: 01253 768154
Mobile: 07518039625

Dog Club Officer: Pauline Durante
Tel: 01253 692195
Mob: 07960915375

Craft Club Officer: Raymond Ryan
Tel: 01253 591200
Mob: 07710483931

Gardening Club: Graham Gaulter
Tel: 01253 761428



A look back to 2008:

Green Flag

Meeting dates

The Friends of Stanley Park meet the 3rd Saturday of almost every month at 2pm to 4pm in the Visitor Centre, Stanley Park.

Our monthly meetings enable the group to share information, provide updates and discuss issues. We also book guest speakers from time to time. Our meetings are open to non-members. Please visit the Meetings Page Click Here

Click here to view dates and speakers

Postal Address:

Friends of Stanley Park & Salisbury Woodland
c/o Parks & Green Environment Service
Stanley Park Offices
West Park Drive

Telephone Visitor Centre

07554 4387700

Bandstand Music Events on Summer Weekends

OCD - Music on Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool

Updated: 28th April 2024