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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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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.
Rylands’ Longford legacy could be lost
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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,
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Tree Amigos Cancellation
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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

Latest News and Events


  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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

    Read More


  • Rylands’ Longford legacy could be lost
  • Categories: Featured | General | The Longford Post.

    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

    Read More