Queens Park, Victoria Avenue
Opened in 1888 as a gift to the town by the London & North Western Railway, the play area was added in the 1950’s and expanded in 2010.
The park is home to several memorials and the clock tower which is grade II listed. It features two pavilions, one with a cafe and toilets, the other by the bowling green is used for a range of activities by several of the volunteer groups that use the park. The play area features a range of equipment including a wheelchair-accessible swing. Also available are boating, fishing and mini-golf (fees apply).
There are many floral displays especially along the main path from the lodge to the lakeside pavilion. Lots of events occur in the park ranging from Easter Egg hunts, Family fun days, Halloween trails, Bonfire night, as well as regular park runs .
The park also holds a Green Flag and a Heritage Park award.
Within a short walk, there are also George V playing fields with football pitches, play area, skateboard ramps, gym, community centre and changing rooms, also Tipkinder Park with a BMX track and skate park.
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