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Memorial Park, Whaley Bridge

Memorial Park was created in 1920 to commemorate the loss of 108 Whaley Bridge men in the First World War.


Memorial Park, Reservoir Road, Whaley Bridge SK23 7BL


There is a car park next to the sports pavilion off Park Road.
Pedestrian entrances are on Goyt Road, Wheatsheaf Road and Reservoir Road.

Facilities and features

Restoration project

We were awarded £478,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery in 2010 towards a major project to restore the park's original layout and landscaping features. Work included  

  • restoration of the cenotaph
  • a new children's play area
  • a new pedestrian bridge over Todd Brook
  • improvements to pedestrian entrances 

Green Flag award

The Memorial Park has been awarded a Green Flag for several years and is named as one of the best parks in the country. The flag flies by the Wheatsheaf Road entrance to the park.

Caring for the site


Looking after our parks

You can contact us about parks anytime by completing one of our forms below.

For a general enquiry please use the form below.

If you need to report a problem in one of our parks or play areas please use one of the below forms.

Events in Memorial Park

We like to have events and activities going on in our parks.

Visit Whaley Bridge Memorial Park on Facebook to keep up to date with events and activities in the park.

Friends of Memorial Park

Since the completion of the restoration project the friends group have been organising events and activities in the park, carrying out practical projects with the support of the Park Ranger and fund raising to further improve the park.

Visit the Friends of Memorial Park on Facebook to join the group and find out how you can help to further improve Memorial Park.

Parks Management Plans

The parks individual management plan will define the current and future management and maintenance of the park for a 10-year period from 2021 to 2031.

The plan aims to provide clear direction for the future management and maintenance of the park, ensuring that the park is conserved and enhanced in its entirety whilst balancing the needs of visitors and residents alike.

Whaley Bridge Memorial Park Management Plan 2021 - 2031 - Rev Jan 24 [2MB]