Grosvenor Park is the main ornamental park in Chester and is extremely popular with residents and visitors to the city alike. It is typically Victorian in its layout with formal avenues lined with trees, statues, large sweeping lawns surrounded with ornamental shrub beds and display bedding, for which the park has become well known. The bedding displays are planted twice yearly to provide a spectacular and colourful display throughout the Spring and Summer months.
Grosvenor Park has become the focus for many significant cultural and horticultural events, including the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. However, despite this annual frenzy of activity, Grosvenor Park continues to retain its peaceful character and charm with visitors enjoying more informal activities in this attractive setting.
Grosvenor Park is located off Grosvenor Park Road, Chester
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Parking and access
There are surfaced paths through the park. However, please be advised that there are some gradients, particularly at the south end of the park, which may be difficult for users with pushchairs and wheelchairs. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on site.
There is no on site parking available at Grosvenor Park.
Chester's Grosvenor Park has been successful in its application for Heritage Lottery 'Parks for People' funding for an ambitious £3.6 million project. Chester West and Chester Council will progress plans and appoint contractors during 2012 so that improvements to the park can start at the beginning of 2013. Plans include developing Grosvenor Park to its original Edward Kemp landscape and to create a Green Flag standard park which includes community involvement.
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is proudly produced in Chester, by Chester Performs the only full time professional open air theatre company outside of London, boasting some of the country’s most respected directors, designers and actors.
The Chester Summer Music Festival is an annual two week long classical music festival held in the beautiful, historic city of Chester. The Festival’s signature theme celebrates the voice and music written for the voice and over the past four years many vibrant and stunning artists have been brought together by Artistic Director Andrew Cornall to produce exciting and eclectic programmes which have tantalized and amazed audiences.
Exploring further afield
Grosvenor Park is situated just across the river from The Meadows, a patchwork of grassland and wetlands by the sides of Chester’s River Dee in the heart of the city centre. Summer grazed by cattle to provide the perfect habitat for a range of flora and fauna, it is a popular area for wildlife lovers.
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Grosvenor Park Lodge
Grosvenor Park Road
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