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Council-Maintained Parks

Calderdale Council maintains 114 equipped play areas throughout Calderdale, ranging from playgrounds to new adventure play areas, multi-use games areas (MUGAS) and skate parks. To find one close to you, log on to:  

Calder Homes Park – Hebden Bridge

Beautiful green space close to Hebden Bridge town centre and the canal. There’s an outdoor gym, children’s playground, a skate park, bowling greens, football pitch, tennis court, basketball court and a café. It’s lovely to walk on the adjacent canal towpath to watch the narrowboats sail by. Calder Homes Park, New Road, Hebden Bridge

Crow Wood Park – Sowerby Bridge

Nice park with good green spaces to run about in and a play area. There’s also a skate park, a bowling green, tennis court, basketball court and a large stone war memorial. Crow Wood Park, Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge.

The Stray, Lightcliffe

Lovely grassland with mature trees (gorgeous during Cherry Blossom season) and a good children’s play area, a basketball hoop and War Memorial. The Stray, Wakefield Road, Lightcliffe.

Wellholme Park, Brighouse

Close to the centre of Brighouse, Wellholme Park boasts beautiful floral displays, a children’s play area with a double web net that stands at over 6m high, a skate park, outdoor gym and a café. You can also play crazy golf, hire one of the four tennis courts, or play on one of the bowling…

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Centre Vale Park – Todmorden

Whether it’s walking through the 33 hectares of mature oak and beech woodland, picnicking on the grass or playing in the fabulous children’s play area, there’s plenty in Centre Vale Park to help you enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll find all-weather 5-a-side football pitches, bowling greens, a skate park, a cycle way, an outdoor gym,…

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People’s Park

Located in the heart of a conservation area, People’s Park has been revitalised and restored with new facilities. There’s a children’s play area, visitor’s centre, bandstand, water features, pavilion and public toilets, and disabled access is provided through the college entrance. Events are put on through the year, including brass bands and gardening workshops. It’s…

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Manor Heath Park & Jungle Experience

Playground open but Jungle Experience currently closed Come rain or shine, you’ll find something to do at Manor Heath. This Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award-winning park is open all year round and has a fabulous play area, outdoor gym, sunken garden, walled gardens and a café. There is also a fun water play area (April…

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Shibden Park & Hall

Playground open but hall closed until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) As well as being one of West Yorkshire’s most important heritage sites, the Shibden Estate is full of fun to keep all the family entertained. The beautifully restored grounds, commissioned by Anne Lister, are wonderful to walk through and there is the tranquil…

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