Take a look around some of the parks in Cleveleys, and public spaces. The salty seaside air is a challenging environment for most plants. But even a bit of shelter provides the chance for trees and shrubs to grow.
Explore the Parks in Cleveleys
Find Jubilee Gardens (pictured above) against Cleveleys promenade. This public space is a big open field with planted beds. It’s looked after by the Friends of Jubilee Gardens.
There’s a playground for small children along with a skate park and multi-use court which are well used and popular with local youngsters. Like we said, the wind blowing straight off the Irish Sea makes growing most plants somewhat challenging – but it’s a green open space.
Swan and Duck Pond
Head along Victoria Road West and you pass the pretty Swan Pond (or Duck Pond) with the little shelter and flower beds. Technically too small to be a park, but a lovely welcome to the town nonetheless. It’s as pretty as a picture for people approaching the town centre.
The Towers is hidden from view behind West Drive, Holmfield Avenue and Amounderness Way. It’s an urban woodland which is full of wildlife. With proper paths it’s a great place to take your daily walk.
North Drive Park
Near to Northfold School, there’s a children’s play area here and a multi use games area.
Hawthorne Park Trust has transformed this park in Thornton over the years. Now, it includes a play area, activity equipment for teenagers and a football and basketball court. The wetland habitat and wildlife area provide homes for lots of urban wildlife.
Wyre Estuary Country Park
Of course don’t forget the largest park of them all, the Wyre Estuary Country Park. On the banks of the River Wyre at Stanah just on the edge of Thornton, it’s a wildlife haven and perfect for country walks.
All over the Thornton Cleveleys area are small patches of grass, fields, verges and well maintained roundabouts. Each of them homes for the wildlife that lives there.
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