Woodbank Memorial Park is situated adjacent to Vernon Park, Offerton. It is ideal for a leisurely stroll in its wide open spaces.
The park connects with the river Goyt and the Goyt Way. Footpaths can lead you through Poise Brook or towards Otterspool, Bredbury.
The park is home to Stockport Harriers Athletics Club, who manage the athletics stadium.
- Athletics stadium
- Children's play area
- 7 x football pitches
- 2 x cricket squares
- Orienteering course (maps available at Stockport Museum, Vernon Park)
History: In 1921, Sir Thomas Rowbotham, a former Major of Stockport, presented to the town, Woodbank Memorial Park in honour of the Stockport men who died in the Great War. The park is 90 acres in extent, is beautifully wooded and, skirted by the river Goyt, presents striking natural views. The bluebells in the woods are a feature almost unequalled in any public park in the country. (Taken from the Stockport Official Guidebook 1949)
Disabled: The upper section of the park is mostly wheelchair accessible
Dogs: You must clean up after your dog – scoop bins provided. Dog restrictions exist in some areas of the park.
Location and Directions
Parking: 2 car parks within the park.
Train: Stockport Station - 2 km away.
Bus: Stockport Bus Station - 15 minutes walk, Bus routes 380, 384, 386 from Stockport run near to the park.