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Heysham Park (CA2 7HP)

Heysham Park (CA2 7HP)

Heysham Park is a long, narrow corridor of green space running from the Westernmost fringe of the City at Belle Vue right through to the Raffles area of central Carlisle.

17 May 2016/Categories: Parks

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Park Features

Heysham Park is divided into four themed areas, beginning at the edge of the City at the West:

  • The Country Park lies between the Western boundary of the City and Marks Avenue. Informal footpaths wind between areas of conservation grassland, the Parham Beck and historic field boundary hedges.
  • The Play Park is located between Marks Avenue and Shadygrove Road. This area has been recently renovated and is characterised by avenues of trees and swathes of daffodils.  
  • The Flower Park stretches from Shadygrove Road to Raffles Avenue and contains numerous significant trees and formal shrub beds.
  • Beck Field lies at the Eastern end of the park, between Raffles Avenue and Mardale Road and consists of a large area of mown amenity grassland suitable for various recreational activities.

Recreational Activities

Numerous facilities are provided throughout the park:

  • Play areas – modern play areas suitable for children of all ages are located within the Country Park, to the rear of Green Lane and the Play Park, adjacent to Thomlinson Avenue
  • Multi Use Games Area – a floodlit all weather full size playing surface suitable for a variety of activities, located in Beck Field off Raffles Avenue.
  • Kickaround – junior size goal posts are provided at Castlesteads Drive, the rear of Heysham Park Avenue and Thomlinson Avenue for informal ball games.
  •  The Living Well Trust operate a small indoor sports facility adjacent to the multi use games area in Beck Field.

Opening Times

Heysham Park is open all day, every day

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