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Parks and Outdoors

Blackhill & Consett Park is located in the Blackhill conservation area, it was laid out on reclaimed land by the Consett Iron Company and gifted to the community in 1891. The park adorns the hillside with rolling expanses of cultivated lawns, decorative borders and beds interspersed with woodland areas providing a picturesque link between Consett and Blackhill.

Park facilities include: car park, toilet facilities, educational facility, two bowling greens, bandstand, outdoor theatre and play area.

To become a Friend of the Park call 01207 218 020 or email sportandleisure@durham.gov.uk for details.

Location: Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5TA


Annfield Plain Park is nestled in the centre of Annfield Plain. It was built in 1920 by the miners in the area and stands as a testament to the hard work and community spirit of the region.

Park Facilities include: bowls club, tennis courts, football pitch with changing rooms, children's play area, games area, sensory garden, picnic tables, and car park.

Location: Park View, Annfield Plain, County Durham, DH9 7UW


View Lane Park Stanley is a former quarry site converted into a public park in the 1920s. The park was refurbished in 2010 and now offers woodland walks, a friends garden, timber and stone sculptures, and disabled car parking.

Location: View Lane, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0HA

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Blackhill & Consett Park
Laburnum Avenue

01207 218 020