Avenham and Miller Parks

Avenham and Miller Parks – One of the finest examples of a Grade II listed Victorian parkland in the North West…

Sat in the heart of Preston’s city centre, Avenham and Miller Parks deliver a peaceful refuge from their urban surroundings. Both parks offer diverse and beautiful outdoor space and a tranquil setting on the banks of the River Ribble. With their convenient central location and six main entrance points, Avenham & Miller Parks are easily accessible by car, foot, bike and public transport.

The natural amphitheatre in Avenham Park makes the perfect spot for a picnic and to watch the world go by, with views overlooking the Japanese Rock Garden and the River Ribble. There’s also the option to grab a bite to eat or a refreshment from the park’s Pavilion Café. The café’s serene setting by the riverside makes the ideal place to unwind and stock up on food for your adventures in the parks.

Points of Interest

Miller Park also features many picturesque picnic spots and is brimming with historic points of interest. Just some of these points can be found on the Preston Statues Trail, alongside sights such as the Derby Walk, the Italianate Terrace and a listed fountain to gaze upon.

With Avenham Park being the official starting point of the Guild Wheel, both parks make a fantastic place for a leisurely cycle or something more challenging. Furthermore, the Ribble Way National Trail also follows the course of the river next to the parks.

Follow a route or take your own path, with so much to discover, these Grade II* listed and Green flag award-winning parks keep delivering.


Avenham & Miller Parks’ facilities include:

  • The Pavilion Café
  • The Pavilion venue hire
  • Children’s play area
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wedding facilities
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