Hanley Park

Cleveland Road

Tel: 01782 236333

Hanley Park


Hanley Park is centrally located at the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. The park is within easy walking distance (1km) of, and midway between, the city’s main railway station to the south, and the city’s commercial centre to the north.  It is also located within the city’s University Quarter (UniQ), home to Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent College and Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.  These three educational establishments all have campuses within 0.6km of the park, and many of their 25,000 students and staff use the park regularly for recreational use.

Thanks to a large grant award (nearly £4.6 million) from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Parks for People’ programme it has been regenerated through an exciting £6 million comprehensive restoration scheme of the park’s historic core and infrastructure. The comprehensive improvement scheme commenced in 2016 and was completed in Spring 2021.

Such significant investment has enabled Hanley Park to re-establish itself as a successful, high quality visitor attraction of regional importance and the city's main outdoor events venue, providing visitor facilities expected of such a city park. 

Hanley Park attracts over 1million visitors a year, it is expected that this figure will increase by 40% once the restoration is complete to 1.4million visitors annually.

Hanley Park can offer;

•          Beautiful and historic grade 2* listed park in an urban setting.

•          Fantastic City Centre location just 10 minutes’ walk from the main city railway station

•          Excellent events field that can accommodate large and major events (over 6,000 visitors)

•          Beautifully restored historic grade 2* listed bandstand

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hanley Park is in Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, within walking distance of Stoke-on-Trent mainline railway station. Pedestrian access is off the boundaries of the park - College Road, Avenue Road, Ridgway Road and The Parkway. The park can also be reached on the Caldon Canal, which runs through the park, and joins the Trent & Mersey Canal at Etruria Locks. Car parks are located off The Parkway and off Avenue Road.Bus services 23, 23A every 10 minutes.25 every 10 minutes.24, 24A every 30 minutes.Accessible by Public Transport: Stoke-on-Trent station is 1 mile away.




  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* Open everyday, 24 hour pedestrian access, car parks are open from 8:00am until dusk.

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