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HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT

Land for a public park was secured in 1920 as part of a drive to control and plan the expansion of Blackpool. Thomas Mawson & Sons were commissioned to design the park and to prepare a scheme for the development of the surrounding area. The County Borough of Blackpool published a detailed description of the proposals with financial estimates, descriptions of all the proposed recreational and sporting facilities, and proposals for how the park would relate to existing routes and visitor facilities. This publication, New Park and Recreation Ground for Blackpool, was illustrated with plans, coloured views, line drawings and photographs. It was prepared by Thomas Mawson & Sons in association with the Borough Surveyor, Francis Wood, and published in 1922. Provision was made for recouping the costs through the sale of surrounding building plots and this was largely successful.
 

People associated with this site

Architect: Professor Lionel Bailey Budden (born 1877 died 21/07/1956)

Designer: Thomas Hayton Mawson (born 05/05/1861 died 14/11/1933)

Features

ornamental fountain

bandstand

conservatory

column

lawn

carpet bed

lake

sculpture