Queen's Park, Bolton
Dobson Bridge in Queen's Park
|Location||Bolton, Greater Manchester, England|
|Opened||24 May 1866|
|Operated by||Bolton MBC|
|Status||Open all year|
Queen's Park is a Victorian park lying to the north-west of Bolton town centre, in Greater Manchester, England. Opened as Bolton Park on 24 May 1866 by Lord Bradford it was renamed in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Queen's Park once had a natural history museum, the Chadwick Museum, started in 1878 by Richard Knill Freeman and opened in 1884. It was funded by a bequest of Samuel Chadwick, whose statue stands in Victoria Square, Bolton. The building was demolished in 1957 after the museum's contents were moved to the new town centre museum in Le Mans Crescent.
The River Croal runs through the park which has flowerbeds, duck ponds, and statues, including one of former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. The park received a £4.286 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund in December 2009, through their joint "Parks for People" programme.