Central Forest Park was constructed on the site of a former colliery. The park was created by Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a country park, and it covers a total of 49 hectares, which is apx 121 acres.
There is a large lake which provides a home for a range of water birds including great crested grebes and coots.
Parking / Travel
The site is in close walking distance from Hanley town centre, it also has a large car park. Parking charges do apply, please check before you visit.
The address for the main entrance (where the car park is located – Chell Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 6BB
Scroll down this page to see a location map.
Children’s Play Area
There is a large children’s play area which is located 2 minutes walk from the main car park. The play area is split into two, one side is designed for younger children around 5 and under, and the other side is designed for over 5’s, with some equipment suitable for teenagers such a a large climbing frame and a large tyre swing. There is also a skate park located next to the children’s play area. The short video clip below shows you around the play area.
There is also grass land next to the play area which is often used by children.
Food & Drink
The site has a cafe/kiosk located next to the main car park, you can buy a wide range of food and drink, at reasonable prices ( see the Facebook page at – https://www.facebook.com/p/Central-Forest-Park-Kiosk-100054204114599/ )
Walking & Cycling
There is multiple paths that are suitable for walking and cycling.