Most of the land is open, although a nature trail follows the woodland to the rear of the hall. On the trail can be seen sculptures of various woodland and mythical creatures emerging from the trees. The open ground is mostly taken up by a golf course and many football pitches; there are 4 full size pitches and 12 smaller pitches, which are used in Sunday League games and in children's football matches. There is also a changing block for teams to use in bigger matches. Other sports played in Towneley Park include cricket, bowls, rugby and tennis. There is also a pitch and putt course in the park.
The River Calder flows through the grounds. The local high school, Unity College, is currently situated at the main entrance; it will be rebuilt on an adjacent site by 2010.