Stanningley Park is home to lots of different types of sport and physical activity. It’s also a great wide open green space that’s perfect for walking your dog.
- Stanningley Park, 53 Fernbank Ave, Stanningley, Pudsey, Leeds LS13 1BS, UKGoogle Map Directions
Things to Note
Stanningley Park has the following on-site or nearby:
- Disabled Access
- Dog Waste Bins
- Nearby Food & Drink
- Nearby Parking
- On-site Toilets
- Pushchair Access
- Rubbish Bins
- Wheelchair Access
Stanningley is located around 5-miles west of Leeds City. It’s an ideal stop off point between Leeds and Bradford.
With climate change on Leeds City Councils local agenda. Stanningley Park has been chosen as part of a ‘Woodland Creation Initiative’ to plant some of the 6 million trees the council plans to over the next 25-years. It is a pilot site for this great initiative.
Things to Do
Stanningley Park is home to lots of sport and recreational opportunities. Here’s what you can get involved in:
The park is currently undergoing an installation of a new walking, jogging and cycling route after residents called for an extension to the current layout. The runners over at Run Leeds have already mapped a 1.2 mile loop that uses well lit paths, and avoids busy roads. There’s even a cheeky hill to overcome. Check the full route out over at Run Leeds.
Stanningley Park is a great place to walk your dog because there are wide open spaces to let your pooch off the lead. But be careful of the traffic on Intake Lane if your dog isn’t road cautious.
The children’s play area is nicely contained to let the little ones roam free and enjoy the play equipment. You can expect all your usual features including swings, slides and a climbing frame.
Rugby & Football
Stanningley Park has adult sized rugby and football grass pitches that can be officially booked through Leeds City Council.
There is a basketball court tucked amongst the grass pitches. Bring a ball and shoot some hoops solo or with some mates.
The park comes with one unlit concrete tennis court for park users to use at their leisure. Bring some rackets and balls and get on court when it’s free.
There’s an open rose garden full of different types of the garden roses. This is an ideal place to come and take a moment from your day schedule.
Some notable features of the park were created a long time ago. The park lodge was built in 1894 and you can still spot its distinctive Leeds coat of arms on the side of the grandiose building. It’s also said that the park once had a greenhouse that grew exotic plants – this has since disappeared as the face of the park has changed.
The good news for the dog walkers is there is plenty of dog waste bins. Toilets and changing facilities are on-site but are infrequently open based on Leeds City Councils sport facility bookings.
Food and Drink
Right at the bottom end of Stanningley Park is the Halfway House. The name could be a nod to the fact that somewhere close to the park is the halfway point between Leeds and Bradford – a journey travelled weary by many a person in the olden days. This pub still is refueling people with food and drink, and the grub comes in decent portions for a fair price.
A little different to your classic pub dish is the brilliantly named Sweet baby Cheezus Cakes. If you like sweet treats and you can think of nothing better than topping up your sugar levels after a burst of activity then pop in here for some cheesecake, cookies and coffees
Park for free on the residential street of Half Mile Lane, postcode: LS28 6LH (Google Map Directions). Be mindful that when the football pitches are being played on by teams the street parking can get jam packed.
The park is suitable for mobility scooters and wheelchair users.
How to Get To Stanningley ParkGoogle Map Directions
A taxi journey will take you 20-minutes from the centre of Leeds.
If you want to travel by bus we recommend you jump on number 16 in the city centre. This service takes you to the parks edge on Intake Lane.