Paradise Park, South Ribble
Type of open space: Park
Ward: Moss Side
District Council: South Ribble Borough Council
County Council: Lancashire County Council
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Paradise Park is of outstanding natural beauty. Situated about 4 miles south West from Preston on the B5253 Schleswig Way bypass road and turning left at The Dunkirk Alms Pub onto the B5248 then turning off on the third turning on Dunkirk Lane on the right down to the bottom of Paradise Lane at Moss Side Leyland. Paradise Park named after its close link with Paradise Lane is probably the second largest recreational green belt in Leyland South Ribble. Its history is very much connected to market gardening of Fruit & Vegetables on the Moss, until the early 80s when the Lancashire new town development compulsively purchased a large areas of land from the former fruit & vegetable growers that previously cultivated this region for over a century or more. The entrance to Paradise Park is found at the end of Paradise Lane in the PR26 area of Moss Side, Leyland. At the end of the Lane it is a cul-de-sac where there is ample parking space. Alternatively you can catch 111 Fishwicks Bus from Preston or the 125 from Chorley.
- This man made park, has over the past 35 years developed into a considerable and remarkable wild life sanctuary. Within its natural wetland meadow and woodland landscape there is an abundance of flora and fauna; which has over the years, together with regular pond dipping sessions, become a valuable educational resource for schools and nature lovers that like to explore the rich biodiversity found here. To find out more visit the Friends of Paradise Park Facebook page.
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