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“ A green  lung in a densely  urban area.” Sir Gerald Kaufman MP 1930 - 2017

Debdale Park is a much loved park in the Gorton area of East Manchester.

It is a large green open space of historic interest which has always been at the heart of the local community.

The Friends of Debdale Park are local people who not only volunteer to help in the upkeep of the park but work to develop its potential as a resource for the whole community.

Friends of Debdale Park Welcome to Debdale Park The Work of the Friends

Helping to make Debdale Park

A Place of natural beauty

A place of tranquility

A place of health and well being

A recreational area

An educational resource


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2014


Click HERE to see Park Facilities

The Friends of Debdale Park were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014.



Queen’s Award for  Voluntary Service Gorton Carnival and Parade 2016

Click here to see information and pictures from this years Parade and Carnival


The Friends of Debdale Park were  approached about a commemorative plaque for local lad Davy Jones, of The Monkees fame.

Click MORE to see the plaque and garden


Davy Jones The Monkees More Contact Us Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 1st April 2018:

On Sunday 1st April Gorton Pagan Moot hosted an Easter Egg Hunt around the park.

Children hunted for numbered eggs and wrote down their locations.

In exchange for their completed forms they received a chocolate egg.

To see pictures from the day, and from the photo booth please click here to visit the Facebook Page.

Pebble Painting - Thursday 12th April 2018:

The latest craze for youngsters is hiding and hunting coloured, personalised pebbles in public spaces.  

The pebbles can then be photographed and uploaded to a local hunt Facebook page, so that the original hider can track their own pebble’s progress.


On Thursday 12th April Gorton Pagan Moot, in association with ‘East Manchester Rocks’ Facebook Group hosted a Pebble-Painting session in the Aviary Building.

Around 300-350 children and adults attended this sucessful event, where they were supplied with pebbles and paints etc so they could personalise their own rocks.

They then went out into the park and found a suitable hiding-place for their creations.

Several of the attendees also found other people’s pebbles and uploaded their photos to the ‘East Manchester Rocks’ and the ‘Parks Rock’ Facebook pages.

To see pictures from the event please click here