Central Forest Park

Chell Street
Sneyd Green

Tel: 01782 234234

Central Forest Park


Central Forest Park is located in Hanley, in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent. As the city's newest large park it is within easy walking distance of the City Centre and main bus station. It is also located a short distance from popular tourist attractions for the City including The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, the Dudson Museum, Mitchell Arts Centre and city theatres With the beautiful surroundings, lake and paths the park attracts a large numbers of families and walkers who make use of the excellent play facilities and picturesque walks. The park also plays host to many events during the year which attract an additional 47,000 people.

Currently Central Forest Park is visited by over 1million visitors per year. It is very popular with families and especially young people who use  the fantastic skate park facility. Due to the size of the park it is also used by dog walkers throughout the year.

Central Forest Park can offer;

- Beautiful lakeside setting

- Fantastic central location just 10 minutes’ walk from the City Centre

- Centrally located events field near to the play facilities and car park that can accommodate medium and large events (up to 6,000 visitors)

- A large hard standing car park with 176 formal marked bays and a capacity for an additional 60 cars (226 vehicles)

- Onsite catering kiosk serving drinks, ice creams and hot snacks

- Excellent play facilities and one of the largest skate parks in Europe

- Proven track record of hosting successful events including, motor shows, pet shows, large charity runs, outdoor theatre, plus annual funfairs, circus’ and many charity/community events including a regular car boot sale

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From City Centre, take the B5047 Town Road off the A50 Potteries Way towards Smallthorne, Central Forest Park is a short way on the left. It can easily be reached on foot from the City Centre or by one of the many buses that run along Chell Street. The park has National Cycle Network Route no. 55 running through the centre, and links with the Burslem to Cobridge greenway to the North and the NCN Route 5 to the South. There is a car park off Chell Street, by the lake.Bus services:6, 6A every 10 minutes.8, 8A every 10 minutes.18 every 20 minutes.Accessible by Public Transport: Stoke-on-Trent station is 3 miles away.




  • Disabled access


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Opening Times

* There is 24 hour pedestrian access to the park, and the car park is open from 8am until dusk.

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