History of Milnshaw Park
Initially, the public were quite sceptical of the idea of a park, no-one thought that anything would grow on the land, however they were proved wrong, for the gardens flourished.
The provisions in the park included: the first tennis hard courts, bowling green and croquet lawn. An open-air swimming pool was also built which contained some 250,000 gallons of water, although problems with lack of water filtration and vandalism meant the pool soon became disused.
Mayor Alderman J E Lightfoot, officially opened the park on 17 June 1880.
A leaflet with details of the walks in the park as marked by timber posts and coloured arrows. There are also various activities in the park that can be tried and an anagram to solve.
A colour plan of milnshaw park
An activities booklet which can be used by young families and schools to make your visit to the park informative and fun.
Pictures of parks and gardens within the borough.
Information regarding the staging of an event within a park.
Information and advice on helping your local environment in your outdoor space.
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