Sport & Play

Running, walking, playing or just admiring the view, the Park has lots to see and do.


Accessed from the Firth Park Road entrance, the playground has plenty of equipment so kids under 12 can have fun with their friends and work off some of that spare energy.

The playground is a no smoking area and dogs aren't permitted in the play area either.

Playground Climbing Frame Firth Park
Playground Climbing Frame Firth Park
Spring Seat Firth Park

Keep Fit Have Fun!

Firth Park has different types of free to use sports equipment. Football pitches with goal nets for a kick about with your mates, a Multi Use Games Area with cricket practise nets and basketball courts, and outdoor gym equipment around the park which can be used as further training during a running session.

Football Court Firth Park
Outdoor Gym Firth Park
Cricket practise nets Firth Park
Outdoor Gym Firth Park
Basketball or Netball Net Firth Park

Run Routes - The Outdoor City

Firth Park has two run routes (which can also be used as walk routes) - a shorter one entirely within Firth Park and a more challenging, longer run, which takes in parts of nearby Wincobank Hill as well as the park. The starting point for both routes is in the car park accessed from the Hucklow Road entrance with route markers around the park. More details are available on The Outdoor City website here.

Map of Run Routes Firth Park
Run Route Marker Post Firth Park

The Ripples

By the Grade 2 listed Clock Tower building, in the Eastern section of the park across Firth Park Road, is 'The Ripples in the Pond' landscaped area. A wildlife pond, decking and seating make it a perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by. There is even a willow tunnel and den to explore!

Ripples Seating Firth Park
Ripples View Firth Park
Willow Den Maintenance Firth Park

Photos of the Ripples by Anna Mercedes-Wear