Longford Park

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
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This public park was originally the home – then surrounded by countryside – of philanthropist Cottonopolis multi-millionaire John Rylands and his wide Enriqueta, who had the grand Gothic library on Deansgate built in his memory. Longford Hall, Rylands fine residence, was lamentably demolished by Trafford Council in 1995.

Longford Park is one of Manchester’s (well ok it’s in Trafford) nicest parks. Large green spaces lined by mature trees and some very pleasant well tended ornamental gardens make it a great place for a stroll.

The John Rylands Cottage houses the family-friendly Longford Café. They’ve long served great coffee, cakes and bread but now with added brunch and fancy stuff. Close by, you’ll find a volunteer run pets’ corner and a community allotment, a disc golf course, tennis courts, an enviable Athletics Stadium and a couple of very popular children’s playgrounds.

Longford Ave, StretfordManchesterM32 8QB View map
Telephone: 0161 478 2297 Visit Now

Admission Charges

Free entry, park open from dawn to dusk

Services and Facilities

Longford Athletics Stadium, Firswood Community Centre, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Pets Corner, Bowling Greens, Junior and Senior Play Areas, Climbing Boulder, Longford Hall Gardens and Seating Area, Larry Sullivan Gardens and Seating Area, Wildlife Garden, Cafe, Public Toilets, Football Pitch

Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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