Located in Gorton just three miles from the city centre, Debdale Park is a green haven in an otherwise busy urban area and a popular location for water sports.

Set in 130 acres, Debdale offers extensive sports and leisure facilities including tennis courts, bowling greens, a basketball court, football pitches and 5-a-side grass pitch, a skateboarding ramp and a children’s play area. The nearby reservoirs provide opportunities for fishing and boating, with a dedicated water sports and outdoor activity centre too.

Its location adjacent to Gorton reservoirs means that it is a natural home to a great diversity of wildlife. Wooded areas are managed to provide a natural habitat for birds and insects with lots of tree cover and numerous bird and bat boxes positioned around the site for children.

Debdale also hosts a range of events and activities during the year, from the annual Gorton Carnival and an annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display, a family carol service, family Easter egg hunt and a Halloween Fun Event to regular 3.5km fun runs and sports competitions. It also stages 'Off The Street Soccer' sessions during the summer season.


At a glance

Debdale Park:
Hyde Road

Debdale Outdoor Centre:
1073 Hyde Road
M18 7LJ

+44 (0)161 223 5182

Debdale Park


New East Manchester Ltd
187 Grey Mare Lane
M11 3ND

New East Manchester Ltd is the urban regeneration company overseeing the renaissance of East Manchester. Find out more about our work.