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This category relates to all things to do with parks in Preston.

Swiss Chalet damaged by arsonists during attack

The Swiss Chalet remains open despite the vandalism Pic: Tony Worrall The Swiss Chalet remains open despite the vandalism Pic: Tony Worrall A listed building in Avenham Park has been damaged by vandals. Avenham Park’s Swiss Chalet has a section boarded […]

2 weeks ago
Moor Park to play host to family fun day

A stroll in Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling A stroll in Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s largest park is to be filled with all sorts of free activities as part of a family fun day. Continuing on […]

2 weeks ago
Pedalfest returns with two-wheeled fun in Avenham Park

A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling A cyclist in Avenham Park Pic: Paul Melling Lycra-clad riders are preparing to pedal two epic routes from Avenham Park for the city’s annual cycle festival. Pedalfest is returning to […]

1 month ago
Five Preston parks named among the best in the world

Preston parks have been earning plaudits again. Credit: Tony Worrall Five of Preston’s Parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s observatory is being opened to the public again

The observatory had been closed off since 2000 Pic Tony Worrall The observatory had been closed off since 2000 Pic Tony Worrall Stargazers have been locked out of a Preston observatory for 17 years, but the stars have now aligned to […]

2 months ago
Man found dead near Avenham Park was due in court

John Williamson John Williamson A man found dead in Avenham Park was standing trial for historic sex offences at Preston Crown Court. John Williamson, 70, was accused of 13 counts of rape […]

2 months ago
Why there are allotments being dug in Avenham Park

One of the allotments in Avenham Park Avenham Park allotments have appeared A series of vegetable patches have sprung up in a Preston park. They are there to mark 100 years since Britain turned to allotments to […]

2 months ago
Plant capable of causing burns being cut down at Preston park

The plant, seen on the left with the white flowers, can cause burns The plant, seen on the left with the white flowers, can cause burns A plant capable of causing severe skin rashes and burns growing next to a children’s playground in […]

2 months ago
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