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Whitehead Park


Ainsworth Road, Bury

Grid Ref: (E) 379249, (N) 410901
Area: 7.8 hectares

A brief introduction to Whitehead Park

Located just over a mile from Bury town centre in the Elton ward of the Borough, Whitehead Park is an urban public park surrounded by a close knit local community who take pride in their neighbouring facility. The park consists of the main park area and the King George V playing fields which in total is around 7.8 hectares.


Access to Whitehead Park can be gained via the main entrance on Ainsworth Road or by alternative entrances in Newbold Street, Cameron Street, Wood Street and Lonsdale Street.

The park is fairly level throughout with well-maintained footways and is, therefore, accessible to disabled people and families with push-chairs.

There are two main bus routes that pass near to the park - numbers 98 and 510.


  • Playing fields with football pitches - two full size and one junior size. For more information see 'More about parks' on the right of this page. 
  • Children's play area and youth zone
  • Multi-play ball zone
  • Two tennis courts
  • Croquet lawns
  • Car parks at the Lonsdale Street and Newbold Street entrances