Is a large major park situated north of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. Located off Anfield Road/Kirkwood Drive. North Kenton Park is a large grassed open space giving ample room for sports and play. The park contains a number of sports facilities most notably the Kenton Park Sports Centre. The area covers 4.25 hectares (10.50 acres) of open space, and is situated in Fawdon Ward.
North Kenton housing estate was built in the 1950’s. The open space in the Centre, was known as North Kenton Park, and was originally laid down to provide a recreational focus for the area.
By the early 1980’s after being lobbied by the public for the lack of recreational facilities, the City Council responded by a series of developments to improve the park. The park was subsequently developed between 1983 and 1986 turning it from an open space into one of the Cities major parks.
The park has continued to be improved over the years with extensions to the facilities and additional landscaping. The latest is extensions to the sports centre.
Consist of Kenton Sports Centre built in 1985 then called Park View Sports Complex, and two bowling pavillions known as the Veterans Hut, and Bowls Pavillion.
Large grass areas can support casual or formal play. There is also an all-weather pitched behind the sports centre. There is one Bowling Green in the park.
There are 2 tennis courts and a basketball court.
There is large playground area (consisting of 3 swings, 4 spring toys, an obstacle course, monorail, and climbing frame, and a slide). All with safety surfaces beneath them.
All equipment is checked daily and is inspected annually by an independent expert.
Enquiries contact Envirocall on 0191 2744000.
The nearest bus stops are located on Hillsview Avenue
There is a small free car park at the entrance to the park off Anfield Road. Street parking is available but limited on Bradwell Road.
The park is quite flat and footpaths lead throughout the park
Nearest public telephone: Kenton Park Sports Centre.
Should be made to Envirocall 0191 2744000.
For further information regarding the Park please contact Peter Scott on 0191 2783087 or email email@example.com
Page last updated: 16 August, 2011