Paddy Freeman’s Park is one of the five parks that make up Ouseburn Parks. The other four parks are Jesmond Dene, Jesmond Vale, Heaton Park and Armstrong Park.

Paddy Freeman’s Park is a very popular and busy park. It has a boating lake and a large play area.

Opening times

Paddy Freeman’s Park is open at all times.


Paddy Freeman’s is situated in Dene Ward, along Freeman Road. It can also be accessed from the North end of Jesmond Dene.


There are no public toilets at the park. The nearest public toilets are situated in the picnic field pavilion within Jesmond Dene. Other toilets are available in the park café during café opening hours.

Facilities in Paddy Freeman’s Park include an inclusive play area, model boat club, tennis courts and a bowling green.

There is a small private café with outdoor seating.


Paddy Freeman’s Park has great paths around the boating lake and playing field. There is an inclusive playground for younger visitors and two accessible picnic benches suitable for wheelchairs.

Download the Access Guide and Map of Ouseburn Parks (pdf, 989KB).

View accessibility information about Paddy Freeman's Park by DisabledGo.

How to get to Paddy Freeman’s Park

Download a location map of all Ouseburn Parks (pdf, 409KB).


The nearest bus stops are on Freeman Road, adjacent to the park.


The nearest metro station is on Station Road, South Gosforth approximately 1.5km north west of the park.


There is a small car park located within Paddy Freeman's Park, accessed from Freeman Road. A charge applies Monday to Sunday, 8am - 6pm at £0.40 per hour. 


For more information about Paddy Freeman's Park, please email parks& or phone 0191 2787878 and ask for 'Parks'.

Page last updated: 
7 March 2018
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