The people’s park
Restoring the people’s park
When the park was first planned in the 1870s, it was known as the ‘People’s Park’. However, as the park’s opening coincided with the Queen’s birthday it was renamed in her honour and became Victoria Park.
Like the first park planners we want to make sure the park is open and welcoming to all. We want to make sure the park feels like a safe and inclusive place where people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and needs can use the park and get involved.
We will develop a programme of activities that excite and educate visitors, supported by an ‘interpretation plan’ which will use modern and traditional methods to tell the stories of the objects, animals, landscape and social history of the People’s Park.