Platt Fields Park

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Platt Fields Park is a park off Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield, Manchester, England. It is home to Platt Hall, and was originally known as the Platt Estate or the Platt Hall Estate. It is one of Manchester's principal parks, and used to be known as 'the lungs of the city'.

The centrepiece of the park is a large pleasure lake, which is used for boating and fishing. The lake has an island sanctuary in the middle, as well as a lakeside visitors' centre and a boathouse.The park also contains Gore Brook and part of the Mickle Ditch.

The park contains a variety of gardens, including community orchard gardens, which contain ferns, roses and heathers. There is also an educational garden and an environmental area, as well as Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee gardensand an Eco Arts garden near to the boating lake. There is a Shakespearean garden located in the Ashfields part of the park in the south east corner that was designed to be from the time of Shakespeare. The Ashfields area also has an arch from the nave of Manchester Cathedral, which was previously located at Manly Hall for a time

There is a labyrinth and picnic area, a Veterans' pavilion and a pair of children's playgrounds One playground is for toddlers up to age 5, with the other for kids up to the age of 9. Both are located near to the Lakeside Centre. In terms of sports facilities, the park has a pair of bowling greens and courts for basketball, five-a-side, roller hockey, tennis, as well as a mini soccer pitch, cycle pathways and a skate park.

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Address: Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, UK
Phone: +44 161 224 2902
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