Astley Park is located in the mining village of Seaton Delaval, in the south east corner of Northumberland. The park provides a fantastic open space and facilities for recreational and social activities for the whole community.
Astley Park provides a variety of features for the local community, including…
- Park pavilion: incorporating a meeting room, kitchen, park attendant’s office and public toilets. The old bowls pavilion is adjacent to the tennis courts. Dating back to the birth of the park, there are plans to return it to its original condition.
- Play areas: refurbished play opportunities for all age ranges, including a youth area featuring a multi-use games area, climbing wall, climbing frame and zip wire.
- Sports facilities: the local bowling club play on the green outside the pavilion. The refurbished tennis courts are popular and the area of green space to the east of the park is used as an informal sports area.
- Green features: the central area of the park has been redesigned to provide a focal point and meeting place. The garden area has been landscaped with shrub beds and benches. Path improvements and new avenue style trees have enhanced the Elsdon Avenue access to the park.
- Trees: along with newly planted trees, the wooded areas in the park along the northern and western boundaries are populated by mature trees and prove to be attractive to local wildlife.
- War memorial: the war memorial is located at the southern boundary of Astley Park and commemorates the fallen of both world wars. It was moved to this location in 1965 from Memorial Park, one mile to the east of Astley Park.
The park is currently open between 8.30am and dusk, seven days a week. Public toilets (including disabled facilities) are available in the park pavilion and are open during attendant hours and when the building is in use.