Parks have always been important sites for leisure since the widespread development of municipal landscapes in the 19th century.  This section explores some of those activities through a particular focus on Alexandra Park in Manchester and has been developed in association with the Friends of Alexandra Park.

Please return to this section on a regular basis as we add more content. If you have any photographs or material, relating to Parks in general or Alexandra Park in particular please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing – – I look forward to hearing from you.