Grosvenor Park is a public park in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England (grid reference SJ412663). It consists of 20 acres (8.1 ha) of land overlooking the River Dee. It is regarded as one of the finest and most complete examples of Victorian parks in the North West of England, if not nationally. On 22 August 2013 the designation of the park was raised from Grade II in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens to Grade II*.
The land, which formerly consisted of fields, was given to the city by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster. The Marquess also paid for the design of the park by Edward Kemp. It was laid out in 1865–66 and opened with great celebration in November 1867 although the Marquess was not able to attend. Grosvenor Park has recently undergone a £3.6 million restoration as part of the 'Parks for People' programme. The park received a £2.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional funding from WREN and Cheshire West and Chester Council. The programme aimed to repair and restore some of the original features. A new building named the Activity Zone was built to serve local community activities and the Lodge was refurbished and converted for use as a cafe. The park was reopened in July 2014 by Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and descendant of the original benefactor.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 7:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Simon Prescott | Feb 4, 2018
The park itself is lovely and well maintained. There are loads of squirrels at the park that are really tame and quite happy to get up close with people. Great experience for the kids especially if they're into animals. Seen a few people feeding them nuts that i believe you can buy at the park (i didnt see where though). There is a reasonably priced cafe serving cakes and ice creams etc and although the waitress serving us wasn't the best it didn't detract from what is a lovely place to spend the afternoon.
W H | Nov 28, 2017
Perfect place for a stroll. I love it during each of the seasons. Full of flowers in spring and summer, full of hues in autumn and melancholic in winter. Bring some peanuts for the squirrels and they will surround you like a pack of hungry wolves!
Linda Edmonds | Feb 23, 2018
Had a great time with our grandsons at the park then had lunch in park cafe we all had toasties which were lovely and hot chocolate they had a scrabble game and we played for over an hour !thank u Grovener Park for a lovely time
Nikki Jackson | Feb 16, 2018
We loved this place it's really relaxing and nice for families. And the very friendly squirrels were awesome
Sally Buttifant | Jan 13, 2018
Lovely green space and formal park next to the River See but also in the city centre. Good cafe and seasonal miniature train.
Tanya Appleton | Mar 31, 2018
We loved it with the kids they enjoyed a good run around and saw wildlife closer than we have at any other park
Kalpesh Shah | Mar 18, 2018
Very nice. Neat and clean. Very well maintained
Jason S | May 5, 2018
A great city centre park with the cheekiest squirrels you'll ever meet. There's usually some well kept formal planting areas. And plenty of space just to relax and catch the sun. If you have small kids then don't miss the playground and mini railway. Otherwise they'll just enjoy running around.
Mikey Sansom | Apr 12, 2018
Beautiful park with high level of maintenance. Local wildlife include squirrels and moorhens roam freely. Large play area and immaculate public toilets.
Helen Ryle | Apr 23, 2018
Beautiful park with lovely walks and mature trees. Take nuts for the squirrels and they'll feed out of your hand! Playground and mini railway ride for kids.
Ivan dos Reis Andrade | May 5, 2018
Nice park for playing with your kids. There's a small train that operates when the weather is good.
Enola Stevenson | Jun 11, 2018
Gorgeous park. Really friendly squirrels. Nice clean toilets. Beautifully maintained flower beds and lawns. Great mixture of play equipment for children in a nice securely fenced off area. The miniature railway is a huge hit, too.
Lady Margaret Langley-Ingress | May 28, 2018
A beautiful park with lots of mature trees, spectacular flower beds, well tended lawns, a highly rated cafe and lots of squirrels for my Jack Russells to chase! The children enjoy the little train that runs around the far end near the cafe.
Hannah Bryant | Jun 2, 2018
Beautiful large Victorian park close to the city centre and the river. There is a café, adventure playground, a ruined medieval church and a little ride-on railway which runs in good weather. Close to lots of other attractions in Chester and has a programme of events. Excellent place for a picnic. Some of the paths are quite steep and can be difficult with a wheelchair or pushchair.
nicky X rourke #49 | May 13, 2018
Lovley park. Well tendered. Lots of interesting features. 12th century cathedral, beautiful church, cafe (bit slow). But you're not allowed to feed the friendly squirrels anymore. Also inexpensive model train rides during summer and a great play area for the ankle biters.
Janine Delas | Jul 8, 2018
Big park with lots of spaces to sit down. Also got benches dotted around the area. There's also a nice little cafe where you can get sandwiches and cakes. During the summer, they hold plays. This afternoon they showed The Wizard of Oz. A little further down from the park, there's a lake where you can enjoy another leisurely walk. There are also a couple of restaurants there. Grosvenor Park is a great place to relax and enjoy with family and friends.
Lindsay Hasaj | Jul 9, 2018
Beautiful, peaceful park. Love spending time with my little ones here. Great facilities and plenty of open space.
Patricia Taylor | Jul 1, 2018
Beautiful place , fantastic if you're with kids they can run around as much as they like. Great play area & the miniature railway is fun.
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