Victoria Park


Victoria Park is a Green Flag award winning park located on the banks of River Sow in the heart of Stafford Town Centre. 

Winter Bowling

The Borough Council are running a pilot initiative to provide Winter Bowling at Victoria Park throughout December and January.

The green will be subject to a daily inspection before bowlers are allowed to play between 1.00pm and 3.00pm Monday to Friday. The winter schedule starts on Monday 30 November 2015 and concludes on Friday 29 January 2016. Current Season Tickets will not be valid and Players will need to pay the on-site staff each time they use the green.  The charge will be £3.80 for adults and £1.95 for concessions per session.

A daily notice will be displayed within the bowls pavilion to inform people if the Green is open.

Please note that the Greens will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The Park

The park offers a wide range of facilities all year round for all ages to engage in recreation activities. With the River Sow running through the park, the grassy bank offers a perfect opportunity to sit and relax whilst watching the ducks. Don't forget to keep up to date with what is happening by following Victoria Park on Facebook.   

Site Facilities

  • Aviary
  • Band Stand (available for hire)
  • Bowling Green (open April to September - available for hire)
  • Glass House
  • Kiosk
  • Play Area (with splash pad and youth area)
  • Riverside Walks
  • Sensory raised garden
  • Splash Pad - closed until 2016
  • Toilets

Park Opening Hours

Site excluding play area:

March 8am - 6pm
April 8am - 8pm
May to August 8am - 9pm
September 8am - 8pm
October 8am - 6pm
November till February 8am - 4:30pm

The Victoria Park Play Area is open from 8am until park closing time daily, except Wednesday 10am until park closing time.

Park History

Originally named the Victoria Park Pleasure Grounds, the site opened in 1908 and is the Boroughs principal destination park. The park now covers an area of 4.95 acres, the park is the largest formal park in the Borough.

The site contains the listed structures of the Alderman Mottram shelter and the County War Memorial. The structure of the park has changed very little since the park was opened and as a result the original park layout is still in existence today.

The original park was extended twice, firstly in 1911 and secondly in 1930 when the play facilities were added to the North Western corner.

Friends of Victoria Park

The park has an active friends of group who are an independent voluntary group who are active in increasing the community use and ownership of the site. To find out more visit the website Friends of Victoria Park

Getting to Us

Victoria Park is located on Tenterbanks, Stafford, ST16 2QF. The nearest car parks are either Tenterbanks or Doxey Road (near Sainsburys) but you can park in any of the Town Centre car parks and follow the finger posts.

You can also reach the park by public transport, please visit Traveline or call 0871 200 22 33


Park Byelaws

In order for every visitor to enjoy the park there are a number of byelaws enforce on the park.

  • No Camping or Fires
  • No Golf
  • No Motor Vehicles
  • No Horse Riding
  • Please dispose of your litter properly
  • Alcohol free zone
  • Dogs on leads majority of the park, (on the spot fine)
  • Dogs prohibited in the play area, (on the spot fine)
  • No cycling except in designated areas
  • No wheeled sports except in designated areas 

Green Flag Logo


Green Flag Award 2007 - 2015