Last Sunday we ducked the throngs of people on crazy Christmas shopping missions and headed down to the park. It was just the remedy for a busy week. There isn’t much that beats tramping along leaf strewn paths, hiding under stone grottos whilst telling stories on the way. I remember visiting Avenham Park and Miller Park as a kid, playing pirates in the caves and […]10 months ago by Lisa McManus Share
A Preston park has topped the list of the most visited free attractions in the North West. Avenham and Miller Parks saw more than a million visitors throughout 2012. Preston City Council say the boost to visitor numbers to Avenham Park was driven by the Preston Guild events. Visit England runs an annual survey of free things to do in the region, and Avenham Park […]10 months ago by Ed Walker Share
This month’s desktop calendar picture was taken in the magnificent setting of Avenham/Miller Park. It really is great to see so many people using the park and it’s become a popular place for people to spend their leisure time. I know that, in the early part of the last century, the park was a popular location for young people to ‘promenade’. They would stroll along […]11 months ago by Paul Melling Share Want to promote your local business?
Despite the awful rain and wind on Sunday, the ‘Spooky Halloween’ Event, held at the Avenham Park Pavilion and Miller Park, had a packed attendance and both parents and children alike got into the real spirit of the occasion. The parks staff had organised some fantastic scary craft making sessions in the Pavilion to delight one gathering of families, while another party went off with […]11 months ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Abundance Preston is helping to stop the waste and make good the use of unpicked fruit across Preston. On National Apple Day Sunday 20th October there will be an opportunity to get involved at Preston’s Green Flag Award winning park in Ashton. As part of the fun on the day bring your own apples to be pressed (don’t forget to bring some empty bottles), get […]11 months ago by Tony Worrall Share
Three of Preston’s parks have had their special historic status upgraded. Moor Park, Avenham Park and Miller Park are all now having a star added to their grade II listing. The new status means the parks are particularly important, “of more than special interest” according to English Heritage. Just 30 parks in England have the new Grade II* status. Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for […]12 months ago by Ed Walker Share