Greystone Recreational Ground
This ancient heathland was first bequeathed to the residents of Penketh in 1868 and confirmed in 1869, six acres were reserved for a recreation ground, and five acres for a cemetery for Penketh. You can ready more about Penketh's history at British History
The recreation ground is ideal for many sports and exercise from football to jogging. A safe play area is fenced off to provide a space for young children and carers, with climbing frames and other play ground equipment it's a hit with many of the local children.
The play area and recreation ground is cleaned regularly, however if you find that it's not suitable for use, please let us know so we can arrange for cleaning.
Withinshaw Recreational Ground
Also part of the ancient heathland, this remaining parcel of park land is beautifully surrounded by native British trees and shrubs to encourage birdlife which separate the park from the noisy nearby traffic.
Penketh Brook, at the opposite end to the duel carriageway runs down Well Lane and empties at the Mersey just past Ditchfields Farm.
The facilities are well-maintained and cleaning is regularly provided. The park has a safe play area for the younger children and it is also fenced off to prevent dog mess. There is a range of play equipment including swings and climbing frames of all kinds.
The play area and recreation ground is cleaned regularly, however if you find that its not suitable for use please let us know so we can have it cleaned.
Penketh Gardens is situated next to the old BT exchange on Warrington Road opposite the Manna House. It is a lovely quiet space often people go and sit for some quiet reflection.
In the spring time you will see lovely bluebells and daffodil's at the entrance to the gardens.
Penketh Pool and Community Centre
The Pool and Community Centre is situated at the heart of Penketh's public amenities including the library, Honiton Way shops, doctors' surgeries and healthcare related facilities.
The pool re-opened on the 28th May 2023 for public swimming following the training of 6 new lifeguards and an extensive refurbishment of the pool.
We are proud of the Swimming Pool and Community Hall and regard it as having an important role in the daily life of Penketh people for both community and health based issues. Ever since its creation in the early 70's it has provided the community with safe family fun and facilities for exercise and recreation.
Next year we celebrate the pools 50th year, and it's great that it's now available for the next generation of Penketh families, providing essential water safety skills and health benefits for residents.
Honiton Way locally known as the square, it isn't owned by Penketh Parish Council.
The landlord details for Honiton Square are:
Roger Hannah - Property Management
14 St Mary's Parsonage
Tel: 0161 817 3399