Hickman Park 7053

Wolverhampton, England, West Midlands

Brief Description

This public park is situated in Bilston to the east of Wolverhampton. It has recently been restored using funds from the Heritage Lottery. An unusual feature is an outdoor theatre with seating area, which was constructed in around 1930.

History

This was Bilston's first public park, created in 1910 and remaining largely intact. The 4.8 hectare site was designed by the town surveyor Mr. Vincent Turner. As well as open spaces and tree lined avenues, the public could enjoy the flower beds, a playground and a pool with a spray fountain. There was also a cast-iron drinking fountain and a bandstand which was donated by Lady Hickman. Lady Hickman formally opened the park on 17 June, 1911.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal park, open daily from 7am until dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal park, open daily from 7am until dusk.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust