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Victoria Park, Denton

Picture of Victoria Park BandstandVictoria Park, Denton has recently had the Grade II listed Edwardian bandstand restored to former glory, after suffering from missing iron work, rotting wood and need of a re-roof. This has been achieved through receiving a substantial grant form the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tameside MBC's Preservation of Historic Buildings Fund.

The restoration took 3 months to be completed by Dorothea Restorations Ltd, with a celebratory event taking place on 16th June 2007, 12-4pm, with the official opening, Denton Brass Band, Musical Youth and entertainment for all the family.

The History of Victoria Park

Did you know?

  • The site was purchased in 1886 for the cost of £6750
  • The park was upgraded from a recreation ground in 1913 after the bandstand was built
  • The Denton War Memorial was erected in 1921 and weighs 90 tons.
  • A defused bomb was displayed for a month in the bandstand, in 1942, to raise money for the National Air-Raid Distress Fund.
  • The Denton War Memorial stands at 20ft high and is fixed into a solid concrete bed more than a yard thick.

Picture of Old Victoria Park   Picture of New Victoria Park

As with all parks, Victoria Park has original bylaws some of which by today's standards would be seen as quirky. Here are a couple of examples:

  • Cattle, sheep, goats or pigs, or any beast of draught or burden are not allowed in the park unless authorised.
  • A person shall not in the pleasure ground hang, spread, or deposit any linen or other fabric for drying or bleaching.

Green Flag Award Scheme

Green Flag Award LogoVictoria Park originally received the Green Flag Award in the year 2000 and has renewed the award continuously since, being recognised and rewarded for its level of excellence. This year, the park has also been recognised by the Civic Trust by being awarded the Green Heritage Award for its outstanding contribution to the area. Popular with the local community the park, of just two hectares, boasts two crown bowling greens, a children’s playground, a multi-sports area and a Grade II listed bandstand.

Other features of the park include the Denton War Memorial, the largest flower bed in Tameside, a Millennium sundial and a mural. The mural created in conjunction with the Denton Town Twinning Committee, depicts local scenes and was painted by David Vaughan. If you would like to join the friends of Victoria Park group please contact 0161-342-2704.

Plan of the Park

Plan of Victoria Park

Events in Victoria Park

The Edwardian bandstand stages Brass Band concerts during the summer months, see park notice boards for more details.

During Denton Carnival refreshments and stalls are present in the park as well as entertainment to suit all the family, why not come and join in all the fun?

There are two crown bowling greens in the park, one of which is open through part of winter. Both greens are open to the public, during park open times, but you are requested not to play when official matches are in progress.

How to find Victoria Park

Please see our map of Denton Town Centre.

Public Transport

For information on local bus and train services please contact GMPTIL on 0161-228-7811

Please could dogs be kept on a lead.

Victoria Park is managed by Tameside MBC, Denton and Audenshaw District Assembly. If you would like any further information please contact the Town Managers Office

Contact Information
Contact by Post

Town Manager's Office
Denton Town Hall
Market Street
Denton
M34 2AP