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Parks and open spaces


Discover North East Lincolnshire’s open spaces

The Saltmarsh

Cleethorpes is home to a rare and internationally important habitat for wildlife – the Saltmarsh.

Learn more about the wildlife and how to enjoy the area safely on our interactive storymap, Life on the Saltmarsh.

Trees and green space in Weelsby Woods

Weelsby Woods

Weelsby Woods is open 365 days a year. The café and public toilets opening times vary. Please check the café’s website before you visit.

  • Open grassland
  • Play areas
  • Café and ice cream parlour (opening times vary)
  • Car parking
  • Public toilets (available when the café is open)
  • Outdoor gym equipment

Find out more at Weelsby Woods – Discover North East Lincolnshire.

Weelsby Woods is located down Weelsby Road in Grimsby. Parking is available on the grounds, and public transport bus numbers 7 and 53 stop closest to the area.  

Trees and water in People's Park

People’s Park

Open 365 days a year.

  • Bowling greens
  • Croquet lawn
  • Play areas
  • Picnic benches

Find out more at People’s Park – Discover North East Lincolnshire.

People’s Park is located on Park Drive in the centre of Grimsby. Public bus routes 7, 10 and 5 all stop within walking distance of the park.

Lake and trees at Cleethorpes Boating Lake

Cleethorpes Boating Lake

Open 365 days a year. Visit Cleethorpes Boating Lake Hire for seasonal opening hours and daily hire times.

Find out more at Cleethorpes boating lake.

You can find the Boating Lake at Kings Road, Cleethorpes. There is a public car park steps away from the Boating Lake. Public transport bus routes 10 and 8 stop nearby.

Lake at Cleethorpes Country Park

Cleethorpes Country Park

The park is open 364 days a year.

  • Dog swimming area
  • Car parking
  • Fishing pegs
  • Picnic area

Find out more at Cleethorpes Country Park – Discover North East Lincolnshire.

The Country Park is located on North Sea Lane, Cleethorpes. There are several accesses to the park for pedestrians, and motorists can access the area via Park Lane (just off Humberston Road and North Sea Lane). Free parking is available at the Park Lane entrance for approximately 40 cars. Public transport bus routes 9 and 10 stop the closest to the North Sea Lane entrance to the park. In the summer season, you can visit the park by train. You will arrive at Cleethorpes Town railway station and then take the Lollipop Train from the Pier to the Leisure Centre and then the Cleethorpes Light Railway to the end of the Boating Lake and finally by public footpath to the park.

Play area at Barretts Recreation Ground

Barretts Recreation Ground

Open 365 days a year.

  • Four bowling greens (open at 2pm)
  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitches
  • Small play area

Tennis Courts coming soon!

The entrance to Barretts Recreation Ground is on Park Avenue, off Weelsby Road. There is a small car park at the Park Avenue entrance. The main bus services are the numbers 8 and 9 and both stop at the Grimsby Swimming Pool Entrance on Scartho Road.

Birds eye view of Haverstoe Park

Haverstoe Park

Open every day, 8am to 6pm.

  • Football pitches
  • Bowling green (opens at 2pm)
  • Play area
  • Sensory garden
  • Car park
  • Café and community room (Pavillion, opening times vary)
  • Public toilets (opening times in line with the Pavillion)]

Tennis Courts coming soon!

The park is located in Cleethorpes, with access from Aldrich Road. There is a car park on-site for motorists arriving at the park. Public bus routes 10, 12 and 4 all stop in walking distance to the park.

Play area at Grant Thorold Park

Grant Thorold Park

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play areas
  • Multi-use games area
  • Public library
  • Community hub

The park is located on Durban Road, in Grimsby. Public bus routes 4, 12 and 20 stop within walking distance of the park.

Water and trees at Duke of York Gardens

Duke of York Gardens

Open 365 days a year.

  • Football pitch (two five-a-side, and a hard pitch with kick walls)
  • Multi-use equipped playground
  • Fishing (permitted in the season. Proof of rod licenses may be asked for by the officer responsible)

The Duke of York Gardens is positioned on the banks of the River Freshney, accessible via Corporation Road. Public transport bus routes 10 and 5 head down Corporation Road, and a small walk will take you to the gardens.

Woodland at Bradley and Dixon Woods

Bradley and Dixon Woods

The opening times of Bradley Woods vary depending on the time of year, but a good rough guide is from dawn to dusk.

  • Car parking
  • Bird-feeding area

The car park is located in the bird feeding area and we advise you to put bird food out and then return to your car to watch the birds.

The woods are on the south side of Grimsby, just off the A46 on the B1444. As you enter the woods there is a small car park on the left for about eight cars.

Birds eye view of Sidney Park

Sidney Park

The park gates are locked at dusk each day.

  • Football pitches
  • Bowling greens
  • Playground
  • Model boat pond
  • Car park
  • Pavillion

The park is located down Brereton Ave in Cleethorpes. There is a free car park for visitors. It is easily accessible by public transport, with bus routes 9, 4, 10, 12 and 3 all arriving within walking distance of the park.

Play area at Sussex Recreation Ground

Sussex Recreation Ground

Open 365 days a year. Please check the Pavillion’s Facebook page for opening times.

  • Bowling green (open at 2pm)
  • Football pitch
  • Accessible swing
  • Play area
  • The Pavillion (open for hire, please visit age for more details and opening times

Tennis Courts coming soon!

Sussex Recreation Ground is situated on Brereton Avenue in Cleethorpes. Public bus routes 6, 9, 10 and 3 all stop within walking distance of the area.

Bird statue and rocks at Sea Front Gardens

Sea Front Gardens

Open 365 days a year.

  • Artwork
  • Green spaces
  • Waterfall
  • War Memorial for the crews and ground staff of RAF North Coates.
  • Ross Castle

Head to Cleethorpes central promenade to find the Sea Front Gardens.

  • To the north of Sea Road is Dolphin Gardens.
  • Leaving Dolphin Gardens, you are at Sea Road.
  • After crossing Sea Road you enter Pier Gardens.
Trees and play area at Capes Recreation Ground

Capes Recreation Ground

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area
  • Car park

Capes Recreation Ground is located down Little Coates Rd., Grimsby. There is a small car park with around five spaces. Public bus route 4 stops right outside the park.

Play area at Poplar Road Open Space

Poplar Road Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Bowling greens
  • Tennis court
  • Play area
  • Local Scouts Hut

Poplar Road Open Space is located in Healing Village. Bus route 5 stops a short walking distance from the area. Alternatively, the EMR train towards Barton On Humber stops at Healing train station, a short five-minute walk from the open space.

Play area at Sutherland Park

Sutherland Park

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area

The park is located on Cleethorpes Road, the main road linking Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Public transport bus routes 2, 9, and 3 stop within walking distance of the park.

Sign and slide at Butt Lane Park

Butt Lane Park

Open 365 days a year.

  • Cricket pitch
  • Football pitch
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling green
  • Car park
  • Play area

Butt Lane Park is located in Laceby Village. Motorists can park in the small car park outside the open space, or the bus route 250 stops around 17 minutes away (walking).

Roval Drive Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play Area
  • Space for football

Roval Drive Open Space is in Immingham, just off Bluestone Lane. Bus route 5 will take you into Immingham from the surrounding areas, with the closest stop to Roval Drive being at Highfield Avenue.

Trees and play area at Quantock Park

Quantock Park

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area
  • Football goal posts

Quantock Park is in Scartho, Grimsby. There is no on-site parking, but it is accessible by public transport bus routes 51 (InterConnect), 9, 10 and 8.

Play area at Fords Avenue Open Space

Fords Avenue Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area

Fords Avenue Open Space is located in Healing Village. Bus route 5 stops a short walking distance from the area. Alternatively, the EMR train towards Barton On Humber stops at Healing train station, a short walk from the open space.

Birds eye shot of Neville Turner Way Open Space

Neville Turner Way Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Bowling greens
  • Tennis courts
  • Football pitch
  • Mountain bike track
  • Teen shelter
  • Play area
  • Car park

The open space is located on Neville Turner Way in Waltham. There is a small car park for visitors. Bus routes 9 and 10 stop a short five-minute walk from the open space.

Play area at St Christophers Open Space

St Christopher’s Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area
  • Car park
  • Multi-use games court
  • Football pitch

The park is located on St Christopher’s Road, in the centre of the village of Humberston. There is a small car park on-site for those visiting. Public bus routes 9, 8, 10 and 50 stop a short walking distance to the park.

Sign for Nunsthorpe Recreation Ground

Nunsthorpe Recreation Ground

Open 365 days a year.

  • Under fives play area
  • Play area
  • Football pitch

The recreation ground is located down Sutcliffe Ave, on the Nunsthorpe housing estate in Grimsby. Public transport bus routes 3 and 250 stop on the Nunsthorpe estate.

Play area at Wingate Open Space

Wingate Open Space

Open 365 days a year.

  • Play area

Wingate Open Space is located on Wingate Road, across from the local shopping arcade on the Willows housing estate. Public bus routes 5 and 6 stop closest to the park.

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