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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 large secondary school, Wright Robinson College, and also a bowling green, sports centre and an 18 hole golf course and club. It is also the home to Debdale Outdoor Center which specialises in watersports.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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TripAdvisor
  • 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. 
  • 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 »
  • The park is around the Gorton Reservior. It is reasonably well maintained and offers a herb garden based on the Manchester Dyeing industry, free sports and play facilities and a water sports centre. O...  more »
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  • Gorton normally gets a rough ride but I must say the reservoirs and yacht club are really picturesque. If you've never visited don't make assumptions in the summer the place is vibrant and full of life and in the winter months all though a little quieter it is still worthy of a visit.
  • Lovely open space & park, lots of fun for kids love the orchid & flower gardens. You can feed the ducks see lots of squirrels & nature. The park is well maintained & the kids love it. Lovely clean park & picnic area. We spend most sunny days there in the summer holidays.
  • Lovely park, reservoir and need lots of places. Also has lots of geocaches
  • Lovely park. Not enough parking though!
  • me and my son spend all our time here in the summer it beautiful and we'll look after xx