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Crowcroft Park

Introduction

Crowcroft Park is a community park situated in a residential area. It offers a number of attractions including flower gardens, woodlands, sports facilities and community events.

Visitor Facilities

Children's play area, sports, bowling, community and educational activities, live music and dog walking.

This roughly square-shaped park is situated on the A6 Stockport Road in an area of high-density housing.

Originally set out in 1900 as a typical Victorian park, it had flower beds and borders, an elaborate bandstand as well as cricket and football pitches.

Currently the site is comprised mainly of amenity grassland divided by various access routes, some woodland areas and scattered mature trees throughout the site. Plantings include rose beds and summer and winter bedding. A range of sports and community activies are organised by the City Council and the Friends group.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2888

Directions

The site is in the Gorton South area of Manchester on the A6 Stockport Road.

Owners

Manchester City Council

Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
History

In 1848 Crowcroft Park was a private residence with grounds, close to Crowcroft Mill. The mill had gone by 1895 and the house and grounds developed. The site was acquired by Manchester Corporation in 1900 on a 999 year lease from the Dean and Canons of Manchester for £520 a year. The Corporation laid out the Park to provide a variety of recreational facilities for the young residents of the neighboroughood.

Since 2001, the Park has been further enhanced through local authority and community partnership.

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Features

  • Flower Bed
  • Earliest Date:
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: woodland areas and mature trees throughout the site.
  • Earliest Date:
Key Information

Type

Designed Urban Space

Purpose

Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

7

Open to the public

Yes

Electoral Ward

Gorton South

References

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