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Hodgkin Park

Hodgkin Park (also known as Benwell Dene) was donated to the people of Newcastle in 1899 by Thomas Hodgkin, a prominent banker.

Overview

Hodgkin Park (also known as Benwell Dene) was donated to the people of Newcastle in 1899 by Thomas Hodgkin, a prominent banker.

The park is in two parts, separated by Armstong Road. The north is smaller and quieter, and the southern park more open and refurbished in 2013 to boast a new children's play area, multi-use games area and water features.

Room In The Park run regular family activities and events throughout the year.

You can find three sculptures within Hodgkin Park – Paradise Gate, Metrolands Arbour and Nine Lives, by William Pym.

 

 

 




Did you know...?

During World War II the land at Hodgkin Park was used for allotments.

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Armstrong Road  

The terrain in the park is quite steep. The most accessible part of the park is at the entrance off South Benwell Road.

South Benwell Road

Get fit and meet friends at one of Room in the Park’s sessions – everyone welcome

The play area and water features are popular with families

There aren't any toilets within the park 

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