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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

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Something magical is going on in Longford Park ….
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Do you want to find out more about the fairy families that live in Longford Park?
Friends of Ryebank Fields Community Fundraising Event Sunday 23rd May from 12.30pm
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We’ll be selling prints and postcards of artist Anna Violet’s stunning new Ryebank Fields map and mini-trees by Oskar Walin, hand-crafted by MMU students and staff (made from petitions to Save Ryebank Fields). Refreshments will be available including tea, coffee and homemade cakes. CASH PAYMENTS ONLY. Prints: £60. Postcards: 20 for £10. Trees: 3 for £10. We’ll also be hanging
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Pets’ Corner Re-opening Fair Saturday 24th April
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We will be holding a Reopening Fair at Pets’ Corner, in Longford Park on Saturday 24th April. 12 noon til 4pm, to welcome you all back!
Ryebank Fields ‘Name a tree’ Initiative for International Women’s Day
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For International Women’s Day (08/03/21) we are joining with the Friends of Ryebank Fields to celebrate the achievements of outstanding, talented and exceptional women. Please see their press release which follows. Along the boundary of Ryebank Fields and Longford Park stands a row of 10 tall and impressive female Black Poplar trees. They were planted by Enriqueta Rylands in the
Good news about the under 8’s play area.
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Trafford Council have informed us that following a tendering process, a contractor has now been appointed to repair the under 8’s play area. Weather permitting, the contractor is due to start on Thursday 11 February. The works to replace the safety surfaces are scheduled to take up to three weeks. It’s anticipated the play area will be able to open
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Friends of Longford Park Newsletter
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We really are so lucky to have such a beautiful park on our doorstep, one that has proved to be an invaluable community space this year. We hope you enjoy reading all about the changes and challenges of 2020 in the Friends of Longford Park newsletter.

Latest News and Events


  • Something magical is going on in Longford Park ….
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    Do you want to find out more about the fairy families that live in Longford Park?... more

    Read More


  • Friends of Ryebank Fields Community Fundraising Event Sunday 23rd May from 12.30pm
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    We’ll be selling prints and postcards of artist Anna Violet’s stunning new Ryebank Fields map and mini-trees by Oskar Walin, hand-crafted by MMU students and staff (made from petitions to Save Ryebank Fields). Refreshments will be available including tea, coffee and homemade cakes. CASH PAYMENTS ONLY. Prints: £60. Postcards: 20 for £10. Trees: 3 for £10. We’ll also be hanging plaques in the orchard fruit trees on behalf of those who... more

    Read More


  • Pets’ Corner Re-opening Fair Saturday 24th April
  • Categories: Featured | General | Pets Corner.

    We will be holding a Reopening Fair at Pets' Corner, in Longford Park on Saturday 24th April. 12 noon til 4pm, to welcome you all back!... more

    Read More


  • Ryebank Fields ‘Name a tree’ Initiative for International Women’s Day
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    For International Women’s Day (08/03/21) we are joining with the Friends of Ryebank Fields to celebrate the achievements of outstanding, talented and exceptional women. Please see their press release which follows. Along the boundary of Ryebank Fields and Longford Park stands a row of 10 tall and impressive female Black Poplar trees. They were planted by Enriqueta Rylands in the late 1800s making them around 130 years old. Enriqueta most... more

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  • Good news about the under 8’s play area.
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    Trafford Council have informed us that following a tendering process, a contractor has now been appointed to repair the under 8’s play area. Weather permitting, the contractor is due to start on Thursday 11 February. The works to replace the safety surfaces are scheduled to take up to three weeks. It’s anticipated the play area will be able to open by the end of the first week in March 2021. Should there be any unexpected delays, we will of... more

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