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Debdale Park, Manchester

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4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • Large park. Some car parking though not a lot. Nice to walk round
  • Nice place to have a run, picnic or just relax and enjoy the scene
  • Great park with lots of open space and occasionally some great events like historical role play and fun fairs/carnivals.
  • Family picnic on a hot summer evening x
  • Beautifull place, lovley and peacefull, wild life, plants and the lake are awsum, I would deffinatly recomend it :-)
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