Central Forest Park

Central Forest Park |   54%

off Chell Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

Human-Nature Escapes CIC Central Forest Park Childrens Play Area     Human-Nature Escapes CIC Central Forest Park Tree Sculpture     Human-Nature Escapes CIC Central Forest Park Skate Plaza

Connect Logo 2Be Active LogoTake notice LogoKeep Learning LogoGive LogoCare LogoBe Creative Logo Cost Logo Upkeep Logo Secure Logo

 3         5         3                         1         1          5         3         3          = 27/50

Ways to Wellbeing Score = 54%



Just a short walk from the main Potteries Shopping Centre, this is  probably the best local park for children, teenagers and young adults, boasting lots of equipment and activity features.  It’s also accessible by a number of greenway cycle routes.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – but car park and toilets close at night.


Connect Logo 2 Connect (People & Nature) ***** 3

Refreshments kiosk  |  Lake  |  Mounds with panoramic viewpoints  |  Ready access to cycle routes


Be Active Logo Be Active (Body) ***** 5

Skate plaza (possibly Europe’s largest)  |  Cycling permitted (links to cycle routes)  |  Cycle & skate shop  |  Large children’s play park  |  Adventure equipment & rock climb feature  |  2 mounds to walk up/climb  |  Outdoor table tennis  |  Fishing (public)  |  Exercise sessions (small charge)


Take notice Logo Take Notice (Place)  ***** 3

Far reaching views of surrounding city landscape form viewpoints  |  Lake with numerous water bird species  |  Areas of open grassland for insects/birds


Keep Learning Logo Keep Learning (Mind) ***** 2

Place to learn new tricks/stunts (skate park)


Give Logo Give (Spirit) ***** 1

No known volunteer opportunities


Care Logo Care (Planet) ***** 1

No known specific environmental features or initiatives


Be Creative Logo Be Creative (Self) ***** 2

Stainless steel sculpture pedestrian approach  |  Graffiti wall (grafitti accepted as artform on concrete-work of skate park)


Cost Logo Value ***** 5

Quality free skate space for teenagers  |  Good play park for younger children


Upkeep Logo Upkeep ***** 3

Reasonably well maintained but occasional litter


Secure Logo Secure/Feeling Safe ***** 3

Busy/noisy at peak holiday periods  |  City centre location makes it more vulnerable to anti-social behaviour


Definitely a good park for physical exercise and entertaining the kids, teenagers and younger adults.  Skate park facilities and skills challenges are probably second to none.  Worth walking to the top of the mound(s) for the views across the city – although it’s quite a steep climb!