For dog walking, I take a trip to Longford Park, on a regular basis as it is only down the road from where we live.
Longford Park is the largest municipal park in the borough covering approximately 22 hectares. The park is located in the Stretford Area of Trafford.
The park hosts many events during the year, including the annual Stretford Pageant which has been held since 1919. The vision for the future development of the park centres on its role as a diverse leisure facility for both local and community use and those from within the wider catchment area who use the park for both formal and informal recreation. You can enter the park from various entrances and it offers many facilities such as;
- Longford Athletics Stadium. Firswood Community Centre, Trim Trail, Tennnis Courts, Basketball Courts, Bowling Greens, Junior and Senior Play Areas, Longford Hall Gardens and Seating Area, Larry Sullivan Gardens and Seating Area
One of the main attractions here is Pets Corner, the cute little animal sanctuary. Here they have rabbits, geese, ducks and exotic birds, however, dogs are not allowed in this section for obvious reasons so you may want to go in individually if there are more than one of you taking your dog out walking.