Debdale Park, Manchester

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Debdale Park is an inner city park, located in the Gorton area of Manchester, England. At around, it is one of the largest inner city parks in the City of Manchester.Located in the grounds of Debdale Park there is a members only bowling green, children's play area, multi use games area (MUGA), skate park, tennis courts (courts are free), football pitch, disused 9 hole pitch and putt, toilets, visitor and community centre. Close to the park are two large reservoirs for licensed fishing and the neighbouring Debdale Outdoor Centre provide an exciting range of activities include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking along with indoor climbing, orienteering and team-building activities.Debdale Park is also the eastern starting point of the Fallowfield Loop cycle track, a rail trail managed by Sustrans which follows the route of the former Fallowfield Loop railway line across south Manchester as far as St Werburgh's Road Metrolink station in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. The track is part of the UK National Cycle Network.HistoryThe land around Debdale Park was originally the property of the local water company, the Manchester and Salford Waterworks Company, who acquired it in the 1820s to provide two reservoirs. In 1851 the Corporation of Manchester purchased the land and reservoirs, expanding the facility southwards in 1874–75 to maintain the local water supplies, and the reservoirs continued to supply the local area until 1963.
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  • Lovely place to walk my dog in the park & by the adjacent reservoir. Good play area for children, plenty of space for picnics & play with a dog. Only difficulty for wheelchair users are some entrances...  more »
  • Its amazing to think such a tranquil and beautiful place like debdale is in the middle of Gorton. The boating lake is lovely and the play area has been freshly done up. Worth a visit with little ones.  more »
  • There's some lovely walks and grassy areas but I think it would be nicer if you could could actually see the lake more. It's pretty much completely surrounded by trees with the paths set well back. It...  more »
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  • Well kept park and gardens. Play area for kids was good and very clean. Now, if they could just ensure the sun shines when we go!
  • Still a gorgeous place even though I haven't been here in 30 years.
  • Great waking park with a beautiful reservoir and outdoors centre with loads of activities. Also the park hosts tons of community events and groups well worthy of support.
  • Good park got abit of everything here for u to have a nice day out or even a boat plus it is right next to McDonald's which earns it extra points instantly lol.. its a nice big park tho u should five it a visit
  • Nice walk and park is good for the kids. They do water activities also, the kids really enjoyed it.

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