Parks, leisure and the arts Opening times and location

Getting to Heaton Park

Public transport

Metrolink offers Park and Ride car parks right across the tram network which are free to use for Metrolink customers. The Park and Rides at Bury Interchange, Radcliffe and Whitefield offer a quick and easy way to get to Heaton Park and Bowker Vale stops, both of which are within just a few minutes walking distance of the park. For times visit

Heaton Park is served by the x35, 59, 90, 135, 149, 156, 164 and 484 buses. Visit the TFGM website for more information and use the Route Explorer to plan your bus journey.

Arriving by car

For car park access use either Sheepfoot Lane, Smithy Lodge or St Margaret's Road entrances.

Postcodes for Sat Nav users, with approximate parking capacity in brackets:

  • M25 0DL: Lake Car Park (263) with seasonal overflow (1500)
  • M25 2SW: Golf Car Park (85)

  • M25 2GT: Garden Centre Car Park (9) with overflow car park (50)

  • M25 2GT: Hall Car Park (252)

  • M25 2GT: St Margaret's Road Car Park (126)

Pay and Display charges apply every day between 10am and 5pm. The maximum daily cost is £3.50. Annual parking permits are available. 

Disabled parking is available in all our car parks. You can park in any bay, it doesn't have to be a specific disabled bay, but your Blue Badge must be visible. Pay and display fees do not apply to disabled badge holders.

Pedestrians and cyclists

All our entrances are suitable for pedestrians and cyclists and are located on St Margaret's Road, Bury Old Road, Sheepfoot Lane and Middleton Road. A map of the park can be found here.

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