Club History


Previously known as ‘The Tigers’ and now owned and run by The Freeman Family, Parklands has recently undergone a six figure refurbishment program which has seen it escalate to one of the most sought after party venues in the area.

Vivienne & Mark Freeman – Owners and Club Directors

Parklands Sports Club is located in one of the most sort after areas of the town and where the borders of Widnes in Cheshire and Cronton Village in Knowsley meet. Our aim is for local people, families and sports fans to see the club as the heart of their community. Here at Parklands we are home to a range of different sports including Football, Rugby, Walking, Cycling and also have a domino team, knitting group, photographic society, slimming world group and Widnes wild ice hockey team consider us their home.

Parklands being awarded “Community” partner status with Widnes Vikings R.L.F.C and the 1st team squad now join at Parklands three times a week for lunch which is taken from our healthy sports menu.

“Kev Brown, Widnes Vikings Stand Off   ” The food at Parklands is outstanding for me!”

We believe we have a fundamental understanding of customer service and by listening to our customers we will always continually strive to improve on all levels.
The management team sit at the heart of our continuous improvement plans:-

Vivienne Freeman – Club Director

Having been a successful IT Solutions Consultant for over 25 years and even though I have worked for blue chip organisations this is without doubt the best job I have ever had. As a peoples person I have a fundamental understanding of customer service and just how important customer feedback really is. I will always encourage our staff to ensure that our sports teams, customers and suppliers enjoy their time spent at the club and more importantly feel like they have been really looked after. My idea when buying the club was to develop sport and activity across the local community with walking groups, ball room dancing, fit clubs etc to run in parallel with the great rugby and football teams who now call Parklands home. Sport for all from 8 – 80+ years of age.

There is nothing we are more proud of than the recent partnership we have formed with Widnes Vikings RLFC.  Embracing their commitment to community programs we are now working together on a number of projects building relationships through sport ,bringing the community together and for some people right on their own door step.

The area that surrounds Parklands is now home to over 3000 private houses! Less than 0.5% have ever walked through our doors, let alone know we are actually here and more importantly know we are actually a great place to spend time. We are surrounded by 6 acres of sports fields with lovely views towards Cronton, and on a summers day there is nothing nicer than sitting on the patio, with a glass of chilled wine or beer and some great company! I hope to see you and your family soon……..