Elswick Park dates back to 1881 and was originally the grounds of the imposing Elswick Hall. The Hall was demolished in the 1980s and the lack of investment meant many of the original park features had been lost.
The park has undergone significant refurbishment in 2007, followed by a community garden created in 2009 and a community orchard planted in 2011. There is a good mix of shrubbery, mature trees, grassed areas and flowers.
The Park is popular with families and local residents and offers a great range of leisure facilities including play areas, tennis courts, football pitch and Elswick Community Leisure Centre.
There is a public car park off Elswick Road, directly opposite the park and also off Beech Grove Road.
The nearest bus stop is on Elswick Road / Westmoreland Road.
There is a good network of footpaths that are suitable for prams or wheelchairs. However due to the natural geography of the park, some areas and paths are not accessible.
Things to do for grown ups
Elswick Park is the place to get active with a range of sports facilities including a five-a-side pitch, tennis courts and basketball courts, plus the Elswick Community Leisure Centre for indoor exercise if the weather turns bad.
Things to do for families
There’s a great play area and range of sports facilities including the recently re-opened Elswick Community Pool.
Food and Drink
There is a café within Elswick Community Leisure Centre.
There are toilets inside Elswick Community Leisure Centre.