Take a look at some of the county's most popular parks
Kepple Lane Park, in Garstang, has many features, including sensory gardens, a toddler play area, trim trail, wildlife space, and play equipment for older children.
Williamson Park includes the Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of parkland with woodland walks, play areas, the Butterfly House and a small animal zoo with meerkats and marmosets
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Astley Park, in Chorley, has a lake, new play areas including the Royalists Retreat, Pets Corner, free traditional fun family games, and a Victorian Walled Garden.
Stanley Park, is Blackpool, has Italian gardens, water fountains, statues, a Remembrance Garden, and the Cocker Tower.
The park also has a model village and gardens, a boating lake, crazy golf and a childrens shuttle train.
Avenham Park has views overlooking the Japanese Rock Garden and the River Ribble. There is also a cafe.
Miller Park includes the Italianate Terrace and a listed fountain.
Hurst Grange Park, in Penwortham, has a traditional parkland with hills, a playground, sports pitch and a trim trail through the parks mature woodlands. It also has wildflower meadows, and five ponds and the Hurst Grange Coach House.
Park View 4 U, at the QEII Park View Playing Fields, Lytham, includes a sand and water play area, toddler and teen zones, BMX track, skate ramps, playfit equipment, multi use games area, amphitheatre, football pitches and woodland walk.
Thompson Park has large numbers of flower beds and the large rose garden. There are two main recreational facilities, the boating lake and paddling pool, as well as a miniature railway and play equipment.
Worden Park includes a model railway, children's play area, walled garden, small petting zoo, formal gardens and a maze. Photo by Craig James Baxter