Whitby Park Ellesmere Port Cheshire
Whitby Park is located off Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AQ.
Whitby Park has been awarded Green Flag status, a prestigious award which is the national benchmark for parks and open spaces. This indicates that the park has fulfilled the judging criteria and is a safe, welcoming and well maintained park offering a range of recreational and leisure opportunities for people of all ages.
Whitby Park is the main green space in Ellesmere Port offering a range of activities. The park is ideal for family picnics, dog walking and participating in sporting activities. It has facilities for young people, regularly hosts community events and has an active Friends group.
There are three areas of the park which promote native flora and fauna. The main pond is located in front of Whitby Hall and fishing is permitted at this pond. Behind the bowling greens is a grassland habitat area with interpretation panels. On the far side of the park on Park Drive there is a small woodland copse. All of these areas have relaxed maintenance regimes to encourage the establishment of various insects, mammals and birds. There is also a Field of Hope, a commemorative feature which was established by the Friends group and Marie Curie Cancer Care. During the spring a display of daffodils can be seen to remember those people who have been touched by cancer.