One of the five Ouseburn parks
Paddy Freeman's Park
Originally the farm and mill of Patrick (Paddy) Freeman in 1795, the land was farmed by generations of the Freeman family and naming of the park in the 1860s.
The park is mainly grassed for informal leisure activities. with some shrubs and woodland plantations. The lake is used by the Heaton and District Model Power Boat Club who celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2010 and still a very active club today.
There is a large play area for younger children plus a main play area for older children. There is a bowling green and two tennis courts, plus a full-size football pitch.
There are two picnic areas within the park which have some accessible benches that are suitable for wheelchairs.
Did you know?
The Heaton and District Model Power Boat Club was formed in 1910 and regularly race their boats on the lake.
Plan a day out
There is an excellent network of footpaths that run through the park that are suitable for prams or wheelchairs.
There is a small pay & display car park within Paddy Freeman’s Park, accessed from Freeman Road
If you're inspired by Wimbledon, why not give tennis a go on the free to play tennis courts. You don't need to book, first-come-first-serve basis.
The large play area is popular with younger and older children, plus there is plenty of grassed areas to an informal kick about.
There aren't any public toilets within the park
There is a small café / kiosk within Paddy Freeman's Park. It is open from April through to October and has some outside seating.
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