Community Parks and Cafes

Clifton Country Park Cafe

We currently operate two cafes at Clifton Country Park and Parr Fold Park. 

Below you will find information about the opening hours of both parks and cafes, plus menu's for each facility. 

Clifton Country Park

Customer Notice

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, the cafe at Clifton Country Park will be closed until instructed otherwise by the government.

Situated in the Irwell Valley, Clifton Country Park is 48 hectares of beautiful countryside in the heart of the city.

Here you can explore acres of open woodland and meadows, enjoy lakeside walks, bring a picnic, go fishing or discover hidden remnants of the city's industrial past.

The park was designated a local nature reserve in 2005 and currently holds the prestigious Green Flag Award.

Clifton is also home to the industrial remains of the Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley. 

As well as self-guided trails, the Salford Ranger Team provide a wide range of events and activities and volunteering opportunities throughout the year.


Clifton House Road, Clifton, Manchester, M27 6NG.

Opening hours


24 hour pedestrian access.


Current opening hours (30 October 2019 to April 2020)

Monday to Sunday9:30am - 3:30pm

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You can contact the Rangers here.

Parr Fold Park

Located in the centre of Walkden, Parr Fold is a classic Victorian park with many traditional features such as landscaped gardens, mature trees and open lawns.

It is one of only two parks within Salford (along with Victoria Park) to have a bandstand, which was first built in 1935. 

Amongst the park's other features include a memorial garden, bowling green, pitch and putt course, tennis courts and a children's play area for 4-8 year olds.


Walkden Road, Walkden, Manchester, M28 7EA

Opening hours

Park: 24 hour pedestrian access


  • Monday to Friday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • During the school holidays: 11.00am - 6.00pm (Monday to Fridays)


You can contact the Rangers here.