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Coordinates: 53°41′02″N 2°41′56″W / 53.684°N 2.699°W / 53.684; -2.699

Hall Worden Park
Remains of the old hall, Worden Park

Worden Park is a large area of parkland situated on the outskirts of Leyland, a town in the borough of South Ribble, Lancashire, England. It is less than a quarter of a mile from the town centre.

Features

Worden halt
Worden Halt - the miniature railway station
  • Playground with rides for children and teenagers
  • Football pitches which are free to use by the public and are also used by Sunday League football teams as well as for football training
  • Café (The Folly)
  • Miniature trains
  • Woodland
  • Formal gardens
  • Miniature Golf
  • Arts and Crafts Centre
  • Hedge maze
  • Refreshments kiosk

Worden Park is very popular with dog walkers. Dogs are welcomed throughout the park and there are bins around the park for disposing of dog litter. There is a dog-washing shower situated next to the main parking area. The large expanse of parkland makes it very appealing for dog walkers, especially the wooded area to the south. The Shaw Brook, which runs through the wooded area, is a safe place for dogs to swim.

Bonfire night

Each year on or around 5 November, Worden Park plays host to one of Lancashire's gatherings of Guy Fawkes revellers. The local Round Table group organise the event and proceeds are used for charitable and local good causes.

Accessibility

There are two free car parks, both reached from the entrance on Worden Lane. During the busy summer months an overflow car park is opened next to the main car park.

The park is in walking distance from the Tesco supermarket and the town centre.

Local area

Worden Park is on the edge of Leyland and is surrounded on three sides by housing estates.

To the west of Worden Park lies the Wade Hall estate, popular with low-income families and the elderly. The old town centre of Leyland is situated north of the park. To the east of the park lies the Worden Park estate, popular with medium-high income families and the elderly. To the south, the park is bounded by farmland.

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