St Mary's Park is divided by Bury New Road into the flower park and the playing field.
The flower park
The flower park opened in the late 1920's and still contains a number of its original horticultural features, including a layout of formal beds. This area of the park is a quiet place to sit and relax and is bordered by Prestwich Clough. It is a good place to watch wildlife, or as a starting point to head off into the clough.
The playing field and urban park
The park situated in the centre of Prestwich is extremely welcoming and very popular. It particularly comes to life at weekends, light nights and on warm Summer days. The park has a wide range of facilities that cater for all generations, cultures and abilities. The park is mainly used by children and families, dog walkers, patrons of the Phoenix Centre and youth and sports teams.
You can gain access to St Mary's Park at six entrance points. There are two entrances on Bury New Road, two on St Mary's Road, an entrance point at Rectory Lane and one at Rectory Grove. Each entrance point is well sign posted.
The flower park has three pedestrian entrances, two on Bury New Road and a gate leading into the clough.
The main entrance points are accessible to people with disabilities and families with push-chairs. The park is fairly level throughout with well-maintained footways.
Large playing field
Dog-free children's play area
Youth play area
Multi-play ball zone
4 tennis courts
2 bowling greens. For more information see 'More about parks' on the right of this page.
Car park at the St Mary's Road entrance
Phoenix centre youth facility, home to Prestwich Youth Service and the park ranger