City Stadium
City Stadium

City Stadium


Ouseburn’s City Stadium Park was originally part of the infamous Cllr T. Dan Smith’s plans to host the Empire Games in 1966.


There is still a gravel running track on the park, and it was part of Cllr T. Dan Smiths’ plans to build a proper stadium on the site to host the 1966 Empire Games. The plans never materialised but the name stuck.

City Stadium is a popular park for running and sports activities today. There is a good network of paths and is well connected to the Ouseburn Valley and variety of places to eat and things to do.

Did you know?

The River Ouseburn is culverted beneath the park and marked by a monument close to Warwick Street.

Getting Here

The nearest car park is at Newington Road.

The nearest bus stop is on Warwick Street.


The park has a network of footpaths including cycle track which provides a link between Heaton and a gateway to Newcastle city centre.

Things to do for grown ups

City Stadium Park is the perfect spot for informal exercise and recreation with friends.

Things to do for families

The play area and multi-use games area is popular with families and teenagers.

Food and Drink

Follow the footpath down to the Ouseburn Valley for a great range of places to eat and drink.


There are no toilets within the park.