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Blackhill and Consett Park

Blackhill and Consett Park is located in the Blackhill conservation area, it was laid out on reclaimed land by the Consett Iron Company and gifted to the community in 1891.

The park adorns the hillside with rolling expanses of cultivated lawns, decorative borders and beds interspersed with woodland areas providing a picturesque link between Consett town centre and Blackhill. Stone piers and wrought iron frame the entrance and a red gravel path sweeps through the park.

Contained within the park is the original Victorian Fountain and a recreated Victorian style bandstand on which colliery brass bands perform through the summer, a tribute to the industrial heritage of the region.

Park facilities 

Car park, toilet facilities, educational facility, two bowling greens, bandstand, outdoor theatre and play area.


Located on Laburnum Avenue between Consett and Blackhill.

Laburnum Avenue
County Durham

Opening times

The park is open all year round from dawn to dusk.

Become a friend of this park

We are actively looking for local residents to form a friends group to work with the management team on day to day operational issues/development of the site and also any community activities along with possible fundraising projects. Please contact us for more information.

Green Flag Awards

Blackhill and Consett Park has been awarded a Green Flag Award. These awards recognise well managed parks and open spaces for all to enjoy. The Green Flag Awards are the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

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  • Green Flag Awards
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