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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


  • 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 by the end of the first week in March 2021. Should there be any unexpected delays, we will of... more

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  • Friends of Longford Park Newsletter
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    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. ... more

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  • We’ve got a Community Christmas Tree!!
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    We might not have Tree Amigos to make our park look Christmassy this year but they have kindly donated a Community Christmas tree instead. We’d love it if local children could bring along a bauble or maybe even a home-made decoration for the tree. It’s a Norway Spruce that was freshly dug up from Ivy Cottage Christmas tree Farm near Wilmslow a couple of days ago.  Members of FOLP planted the tree yesterday just behind Pets’... more

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  • Latest on the under 8’s playground
  • Categories: Featured | General.

    Richard Bond, as Chair of Friends of Longford Park, has been in regular contact with the Exec Member for Parks, Councillor Liz Patel, regarding a date for reopening the under 8s playground. It had been hoped that the replacement of the play surfaces could be done this year, even possibly by the end of this month.She has now had an update from One Trafford staff, who report that as a result of this second national lockdown, the specialist... more

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  • 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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