Queens Park, Crewe

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Coordinates: 53°05′49″N 2°28′12″W / 53.097°N 2.470°W / 53.097; -2.470

Queens Park looking towards the pavilion

Queens Park in Crewe, Cheshire, is a Grade II* listed public park opened in 1887, little changed from its original plan.[1]


The park was laid out by railway engineer Francis Webb, Richard Moon, mayor of Crewe in 1888, and garden designer Edward Kemp.[2]

A story that the park is a product of 1880s railway politics when the London & North Western Railway bought the land and donated it to the town to prevent the Great Western Railway from building a railway line through it is almost certainly untrue.[3]

From 2014 the park underwent a major £6.5 million restoration that included a new children's playground, a new café and bowls pavilion, and significant reconstruction work to bridges and footpaths.[4]

The Friends of Queens Park help to raise money for events held in the park. The Friends are a community group who represent the park, they also raise money to put on events in the Park and to implement new ideas.


The park is a popular spot for the inhabitants of Crewe and features the largest lake in the area, which also has boats for hire. Other prominent features of the park include a Victorian clock tower, a man-made waterfall, a large playground, and several statues and fountains, including monuments to the British soldiers killed in the Boer War and the first Gulf War and Verdun trees.[5]


A parkrun takes place at the park each Saturday morning at 9am. It began on 17 February 2018.[6]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "Queen's Park, Crewe (1001412)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Queens Park Crewe". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 24 April 2008.
  3. ^ Drummond, D. K. Crewe – Railway Town, Company & People, 1840–1914.
  4. ^ "Queens Park Renovation Project". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ Blurton, Paul (2018). "Queens Park Crewe and the Verdun oaks (and chestnut trees)". L&NWR Society Journal. 9: 50–51.
  6. ^ "Results | Crewe parkrun".