Queens Park Crewe

This Grade II listed park is widely regarded as one of the finest public spaces in North West England. It opened in 1887 and today still retains its original Victorian layout.

Its most notable feature is a 4 ½ acre man-made boating lake. At its centre is the Burma Star Island, an island garden dedicated to the member of the Allies who lost their lives in the Burma Campaign of World War II.

Other features and facilities include bowling greens, a Victorian clock tower, children’s playground, outdoor gym, and a scented garden.

Restoration

Queen’s Park is currently undergoing a £6.5 million restoration project. The work, funded by Cheshire East Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, includes construction of a new main pavilion and café, a bowling pavilion, a new adventure play area, new bridges over the lake, repairs to the gatehouse lodges, refurbishment of the bandstand, plus extensive planting and landscaping.

The work is expected to be finished by the end of 2011.

Opening Times

Queens Park is open daily from 8 am till dusk.

Events

On Sunday afternoons throughout the summer there’s usually some form of free entertainment in the park. Events include concerts, craft demonstrations and workshops, talent shows etc. For details visit the Cheshire East Council website.

The park also hosts a popular annual bonfire and fireworks display, organised by the Lions Club of Crewe and Nantwich.

History

Queens Park opened in 1887 and was given to the people of Crewe from the London and North Western Railway (LNWR). It was designed by railway engineer Francis Webb and landscape architect Edward Kemp.

LNWR had intended to build a railway line from Crewe to Chester that would have passed through the site. As the ground was not firm enough an alternative route was chosen and the land handed over to the public.

Map

Map showing location of Queens Park Crewe.

Map showing location of Queens Park Crewe

Details

Queens Park Crewe

Address and postcode
Victoria Avenue
Crewe
Cheshire
United Kingdom
CW2 7SE

Visit Queens Park Crewe Website

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