Colourfields Panopticon, Corporation Park

Corporation Park

Close to Blackburn town centre is the traditional Victorian Corporation Park, first opened in 1857. Through the historic archway entrance from Preston New Road and the tree lined avenue are acres of stunning scenery featuring fountains and statues, lakes and streams, a Garden of Remembrance and Victorian conservatory.

Corporation Park also offers an outdoor tennis court facility and three well-used bowling greens as well as a children’s playground by the lake.

The park has attracted over £3million of investment over recent years to preserve its heritage and has been awarded the Green Flag national recognition for its welcoming and well-maintained standing.

Witton Country Park

Bluebells at Witton Park

Situated approximately 1 ½ from Blackburn town centre, Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside offering picnic spots, walks and nature trails as well as a new children’s adventure playground, providing an ideal family day out.  

The park has an abundance of natural habitats and wildlife with numerous streams including a lily pond and marsh and wet meadows alongside the River Darwen. Woodland covers may acres and is mixed in nature and plantations providing homes for a variety of birds, mammals and insects.

For further information about our Parks: 

Witton Country Park :

Telephone: (01254) 666976


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