About Us

Join the Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool

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.

If you are interested in joining us or becoming a volunteer please contact us Click Here to contact Carole Neale

  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.

Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the Car Park and Cafe:
Stanley Park Visitor Centre, 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.


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

Chairman: Elaine Smith MBE
Tel: 01253 318948
E-mail: elainesmithmbe@outlook.com
Vice Chairman and Hon. Treasurer: Joyce Street

Minutes Secretary: Betty Bradford

Membership Secretary: Carol Neale  e-mail address  

Events Co-ordinator: Carole Thaw

Visitor Centre Officer:     Pat Wright

Craft Club Officer:           Michael Ollerenshaw                 

Dog Club Officer:             Nigel Patterson                            

Publicity Officer.             Elizabeth Gomm   Email address 

A look back to 2008:

Green Flag

Meeting dates (note: all cancelled due to Covid restrictions)

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

The 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.

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 (closed)

07554 4387700

Bandstand Music Events on Summer Weekends

OCD - Music on Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool