Parks in Pendle
Heyhead Park was first awarded a prestigious Green Flag in 2009, and has maintained its flag ever since. The park is of a very open aspect though on a small scale with almost all of the park lawned with mature trees flanking the narrow paths. Heyhead is bordered by houses at almost every boundary giving the park an extremely urban feel.
The park is used by residents as a shortcut for accessing various parts of the town as well as for events and recreational pursuits including the Local Spring Gala. The main attractions of the park apart from being a retreat for local people are the three tennis courts, the children's playground, a prestigious bowling green and a five a side football pitch.
Heyhead Park has an active friends group who are involved in the development of the park and take the lead role in organising the annual Heyhead Park Funday.
The Park Keeper Service has worked with local schools on a number of environmental activities such as bulb plantings and making bird feeders. The park has also been used by Walter Street School as part of their "Wise Up" week to look at environmental issues.
The bowling club at Heyhead is one of the leading clubs within the borough of Pendle having recently completed an introduction to bowls with local schools resulting in the inclusion of the sport into the School's Curriculum for the Spring Term.
There are eight pieces of equipment including two DDA cradles seats, and One DDA/pushchair friendly gate:
- Junior: suitable for 5 to 14 year olds
Harnesses can be obtained from your local Park Keeper or the main offices of Parks and Recreation Services at Fleet Street.
There is also an adventure play area, suitable for eight years plus, which has seven pieces of equipment.
- All paths are wheelchair friendly
- Disabled toilets are available within the Bowling Pavilion (in season)
Parks friends group
Heyhead Park has a very active Friends Group who work alongside us maintaining the high standard of the park and help organise events and activities within the park itself. It is popular for its annual fun day which is organised by the Friends Group in conjunction with our Parks Outreach Team.