Alexandra Park, Manchester
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|Location||Moss Side/ Whalley Range, Manchester, England|
|Area||60 acres (24 ha)|
|Operated by||Manchester City Council|
Alexandra Park is a 60-acre (240,000 m2) park in the Moss Side/Whalley Range districts of Manchester, England. It was opened in 1868 and its initial purpose was to "deter the working men of Manchester from the alehouses during their day off". The lodge and gateways are the work of Alfred Darbyshire. The park was developed by the Manchester Corporation long before the area was incorporated into the city. Work beginning late 2012 will lead to major changes in the park.
The park is a well known site of an annual Caribbean music festival and is located between Princess Road, Claremont Road, Demesne Road and Alexandra Road South, in the M16 postcode district. Part of Manchester's Black History Trail crosses the park.
The park gives its name to a nearby council estate, developed in the 1960s.
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