Alexandra Park is a Victorian town park, which was built by the people of Oldham during the cotton famine sparked by the American Civil War, which prevented the export of raw cotton from America to Oldham.

Small areas of clough woodland can be found at the south eastern end of the park.

There is a woodland walk adjacent to Queen’s Road.

From Alexandra Park there are marked paths leading into Snipe Clough, Brushes Clough and to Park Bridge Heritage centre and beyond.

  • Heated conservatory
  • Boating lake
  • Fishing club
  • Boathouse with cafe
  • 7 free tennis courts
  • 3 crown green bowling greens
  • Childrens play area
  • Paddling pool
  • Toilets (when the gardeners are on site)
  • Ornamental gardens
  • Herbaceous borders and shrub beds
  • Car parks

Alexandra park is also the home of the 'Lions Den' a public shelter which has been recreated from an original design, and now forms the focal point along the promenade.

Alexandra Park has won a Green Flag Award.

Playground equipment for disabled children

  • Sensory paths
  • Paddling pool with lowered edge for wheelchair access
  • Hammock swing
  • Cradle swing
  • Wobbly bridge with wheelchair accessibility
  • Orbit roundabout with wheelchair accessibility
  • Supernova inclined roundabout
  • Sit in and stand in twist poles
  • Boardwalk to sand play

Let's go for a walk!

Download a walking guide to Alexandra Park.

Historic significance

Alexandra Park is a Grade Two site of national importance on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

Learn more about listing and designation on the English Heritage website.

Alexandra Park Hub

The Hub is a food-growing hub, community allotment and is part of the Get Oldham Growing programme. It’s a resource for green fingered enthusiasts who want to learn more about growing healthy food.

Find out more about the Alexandra Park Hub here:

The hub have produced a recipe book  which contains healthy family recipes for you to enjoy. Download the booklet here: