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folp-logoLongford Park, Trafford’s largest municipal park is located in Stretford and borders Chorlton cum Hardy on its Eastern side. Friends of Longford Park are a group of local people who work with Trafford Council to improve and promote the park as a vibrant local facility for all age groups.

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Longford Park, Trafford’s largest municipal park is located in Stretford and borders Chorlton cum Hardy on its Eastern side. Friends of Longford Park are a group of local people who work with Trafford Council to improve and promote the park as a vibrant local facility for all age groups.

Latest News and Events


  • RYLANDS’ LONGFORD LEGACY COULD BE LOST
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    The eastern skyline of the Longford Park Conservation Area is dominated by a row of tall, impressive boundary trees which not only mark the perimeter of the Longford estate but also the line of the Parliamentary and local authority boundaries between Manchester and Trafford. There are 10 of these mature trees in total. They stand proud, overshadowing the surrounding foliage, reaching a grand height of approximately 100 feet. Their sturdy... more

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  • Tree Amigos Cancellation
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    We are sorry to say Tree Amigos contacted us today to explain that they have decided not to sell Christmas trees in Longford Park this year. The imposition of a second lockdown, with uncertainty about what follows, meant they could not take the business risk of ordering and shipping the trees upfront and not being able to sell them. We and they are keen to see a return to the Park next year. In the meantime, the Friends are exploring the... more

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  • Closure of under 8’s playground update
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    Like many users of the Park, Friends of Longford Park (FOLP) were extremely concerned to hear of the closure of the Under 8s playground and issued a statement to that effect 7th October, see https://friendsoflongfordpark.org.uk/closure-of-under-8s-playground/. Since then, we have been told that bark is not a temporary option and that as the work involves tendering for a specialist contractor, "They would like to have the work completed by the... more

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  • Edge Lane roadworks
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    Just to let you know that structural works are due to take place following a condition survey of the retaining wall at Longford Park, Edge Lane. [You may recall the tree which had caused the wall to bulge was cut down in March]. Part of the works includes removing a section of the wall, grinding out a tree stump, removing tree roots and rebuilding the wall. Works are due to commence on or shortly after Monday 9 November 2020, with an... more

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  • Pets’ Corner Fundraiser
  • Categories: Featured | General | Pets Corner.

    Pets' Corner will be having a stall at Chorlton Makers Market this Saturday 17th October 10am to 4pm to raise much needed funds. Please support if you... more

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