Grosvenor Park, Chester

Grosvenor Park, Chester (must see)

Grosvenor Park is a 20-acre public park overlooking the River Dee. The Victorian-style park was designed by Edward Kemp in 1867. Land for the park was provided by Richard Grosvener, 1st Earl Grosvenor.

The original park keeper's lodge was designed by architect John Douglas. It is his first known example of black-and-white architecture. The lodge is two stories of red sandstone and timber-framed plaster panels. It includes eight carvings featuring William the Conqueror and the seven Norman Earls of Chester.

The park includes ornamental flower beds, grassy fields, trees and walking paths. It also offers Billy Hobby's Well, Jacob's Well Drinking Fountain, a statue erected for the 2nd Marquess, three medieval arches and the Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway.

Grosvener Park underwent significant rebuilding and refurbishment in 2014. The park keeper's lodge re-opened as the Lodge Cafe. A new activities center was built and many of the original features were restored. A descendent of the original benefactor, Gerald Grosvenor, oversaw the park's reopening.

The park is open from 7 AM to 8 PM in the summer season and 8 AM to 6 PM during winter months. The park also hosts an open-air theatre from July through August.

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Sight Name: Grosvenor Park
Sight Location: Chester, England (See walking tours in Chester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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