This garden commemorates Herbert Sidney Park who was killed in France in October 1917. A stone commemoration plaque records this, and that the gardens were given to the people of Stroud by his father, Sidney Park.
The park was opened 10 years after the death of Herbert Sidney Park. The costs of laying out the park were paid by public subscription. The park did not originally contain a cenotaph, but one was added in 1935.
- Early 20th Century