Alexandra Park

  1. Location

    180 Russell Street, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 7JL

  2. Opening times

    From dawn to dusk

  3. Facilities

    • 4 tennis courts: free use of the tennis courts can be booked from 6am until 10am, and 1pm until 2pm from Monday to Friday. At other times the fees are £3 per court off peak and £4 per court peak time. Book a tennis court
    • Multi use games area (MUGA)
    • Cricket square;
    • Coffee Cranks Café open 11am to 4pm, Sunday to Tuesday;
    • Toilet facilities/ baby change (available during café opening hours);
    • Sports changing rooms including showers;
    • Accessible changing rooms;
    • Community rooms for hire;
    • Alexandra Park Bike Hub
    • Football Pitch;
    • Children’s play areas; and
    • Fishing Lake.

    Free wifi available at:

    • Alexandra Park Lodge;
    • Alexandra Park Pavilion; and 
    • Alexandra Park Yard and Office area.

  4. Book a football pitch

    This park has 1 senior football pitch.

    View the terms and conditions before continuing with a request.

    The prices are listed within the form - book a football pitch and we'll contact you about availability.

  5. Play area (age group)

    12 and under

  6. Transport to and around Manchester

    Visit to find transport links

  7. Dogs not allowed

    • Children's play area
    • Multi use games area (MUGA)
    • Tennis courts
    • Cricket square
    • Cricket Field (when  in use)
    • Football Pitch (when in use)

  8. History

    Alexandra Park, Manchester, was designed in 1869 by Alexander Hennell and was opened to the public in 1870. Hennell's design was experimental in its use of oval shaped and curved pathways, which contrasted with the more rigid geometry seen previously in Victorian landscapes.

    The Park underwent a £5million transformation during 2013/14 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Manchester City Council, the Lawn Tennis Association, English Cricket Board and Sport England to bring the community facilities back to life.

  9. Report a problem

    Report any problems in this park

  10. Email

  11. More on parks

    More about parks, playgrounds and open spaces in Manchester

    Barbecues are not permitted in Manchester parks

  12. Friends of the park

  13. External links

    Find out more about activities at this park through MCR Active

  14. Location map

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