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Crowcroft Park


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.

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:


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


Manchester City Council

Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA

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.


Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations


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


Designed Urban Space


Urban Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces


Early 20th Century (1901-1932)





Open to the public


Electoral Ward

Gorton South



  • University of Manchester and University of York {A Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Greater Manchester} (1994)