Elswick Park and Swimming Pool is situated in the South of the City in the Elswick Ward on Elswick Road.

General Information

The Park presently boasts shrubbery, mature stands of trees, amenity Green Flag Award Logograss areas, all weather sports pitches, tennis courts, equipped play areas, an indoor swimming pool with disabled access facilities exercise/sports and sauna. Within the park is a commemorative fountain acknowledging the people who gave the park to the city - visit the park and find out more.

Click here for accessibility information about Elswick Park from DisabledGo.

Park Keeper

The park keeper is Mal Boag. If you have any general enquiries relating to the park please contact Rob Delap.
Phone: 0191 2783080 E-mail: robert.delap@newcastle.gov.uk

Transport and Parking

Buses from Newcastle stop on Elswick Road next to the park. There is on site parking accessible from Beech Grove Road.

History

The Park was started in 1881, being developed from land formally known as Elswick Hall. The land had been previously owned by such people as Charles 1 (1539 - 1628) and the Monks of Tynemouth Priory who had a vested interest in the site.

Elswick Park was given to the Newcastle Corporation to prevent the area being developed as housing. In 1975 the land surrounding the park began to be re-developed, and in 1981 work on the Swimming Pool was completed on the site of the old hall.

 

Page last updated: 10 December, 2013