Haslam Park is easily accessed from Blackpool Road, near to the Lane Ends Pub in Ashton. Parking is available off Bristow Avenue. A nice alternative is to walk up to the park via the Lancaster Canal from the Ashton basin near Stocks Road.
Haslam park is a large Victorian influenced park which includes sports facilities, a huge open mown field, a lake, stream and wildflower meadows. The park is adjacent to the Lancaster Canal, providing an opportunity to extend your walk towards the Aston basin or towards Salwick if you wanted.
Much of the main area of the park is "open" in aspect which does make it slightly less interesting than the mix of wooded areas and fields provided by Hurst Grange or Avenham parks for example. Some areas of the park, the stream running through the park for example, looked as if they needed little more tender loving care but in general this is a nice well maintained park and worth a visit. The park gained "green flag" status in 2006/7.
Click here for a link to the Preston City Council pages on Haslam Park
Click here for a Google map / image
Doggy rating 6/10