Longsight

Crowcroft Park

Nov 18, 2015, 12:27 PM by David Boyd
Levenshulme Crowcroft Primary School

This park defines the border between Longsight and Levenshulme, it is mainly open grassy areas for playing and picnics. They also have a organized bonfire by the city council and the levenshulme festival here every year.

It is a true community park , commonly used for dog walking, children's recreational play, sports, community events, educational activities, bowling and hosting live music. The park has a strong and active Friends of Group who support community events and actively campaign for improvements in the park. In 2008, Crowcroft Park was awarded a Green Flag Award for achieving the national standard for parks and green spaces.

Opened in 1900, Crowcroft Park was one of Manchester early parks and was the quintessential Victorian Park with well laid out flower beds, elaborate bandstand, pretty flower borders and abundance of cricket and football, pitches. The park was originally created for recreational purposes for the young residents of the neighbourhood, and in response to the growing need to preserve land for leisure and recreation.

Crowcroft Park sits in the Longsight ward, and prior to 2001 was a park in decline. The designation of a dedicated Park development officer and partnership working with the local community helped recover the park and transform it into what is today a multi-functional facility for all to enjoy.

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