Chorlton Water Park

  1. Location

    off Maitland Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7WH

  2. Opening times

    From dawn to dusk

  3. Facilities

    Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve comprising a lake surrounded by grasslands and woodlands. There is a car park, small playground, picnic benches and a network of accessible paths.

    Coarse fishing is available on the lake; day or season tickets must be obtained from Chorlton Carp Anglers.

    Swimming in Chorlton Water Park is not allowed, anybody found in the water will be removed by security.

  4. Play area (age group)

    12 and under

  5. Transport to and around Manchester

    Visit to find transport links

  6. Dogs not allowed

    • Children's play area
    • Toilets

  7. History

    Chorlton Water Park is a Local Nature Reserve and stands on the site of Barlow Hall Farm. During the construction of the M60 motorway in the 1970s gravel was excavated from the site. The gravel pit was subsequently flooded creating the lake that is central to the Water Park today.

  8. Report a problem

    Report any problems in this park

  9. Email

  10. More on parks

    More about parks, playgrounds and open spaces in Manchester

    Barbecues are not permitted in Manchester parks

  11. Friends of the park

    The Friends of Chorlton Water Park - group meet on a regular basis and organise events and work in partnership with the us to improve the park. The Friends Group welcomes new members, if you would like to get involved or want to find out more contact

  12. External links

    Find out more about activities at this park through MCR Active

  13. Location map

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