Whitworth Park

  1. Location

    Oxford Road/Moss Lane East, Manchester M14 4PW

  2. Image

    Green Flag Award logo

  3. Green Flag

    Green Flag awarded in 2014.

    To be eligible for a Green Flag award a park or green space must be welcoming, safe and well maintained with a strong involvement from the local community.

    See information about the Green Flag awards in Manchester

  4. Opening times

    From dawn to dusk

  5. Facilities

    Adventure play area, Cenotaph, Statue of Edward VII

  6. Play area (age group)

    12 and under

  7. Events

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  8. Transport to and around Manchester

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  9. Dogs not allowed

    Children’s play area

  10. Dogs to be kept on lead

    All areas

  11. History

    The park was established as part of the Whitworth Institute, a memorial concept to famous engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth. The Institute secured the land for Whitworth Park in 1889, which was then known as Potters Field and the Park was opened in 1890. The park was formally handed over in October 1904 on a 1000-year lease. The Whitworth Institute was taken over by the University of Manchester in 1958 when it became the Whitworth Art Gallery. The University of Manchester remains the owner of the park and Manchester City Council is the lessee. There is a statue of 'Edward VII' by John Cassidy and a First World War memorial to the 7th Manchester's.

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  15. External links

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