Welcome to Chester’s Grosvenor Park

Grosvenor Park is a Grade II* registered, Green Flag Award winning public park located just outside the city of Chester’s historic walls overlooking the River Dee. Together with the riverfront and neighbouring St. John’s Church and ruins, the park forms a significant cultural precinct in the heart of the city.

One of the finest examples of Victorian parks in the UK, it has a considerable history and now forms a valuable open space for the local community and visitors to the city, offering a wide variety of activities including the Activity Zone, The Lodge CaféOpen Air Theatre and Miniature Railway.

Restored to its former glory in 2014, the park was the recipient of a £2.4 million grant from the Heritage and Big Lottery Fund, with additional funding from WREN and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Please browse the website to plan, explore and share a visit to the 5.8 hectares of landscaped parkland or to learn about its extraordinary history and restoration.

Grosvenor Park 150 year anniversary

Grosvenor Park 150 year anniversary

Happy birthday Grosvenor Park

Welcome to Grosvenor Park’s 150 Anniversary year

On 5 November, 1867, ‘New Park’ was gifted to the city of Chester by the Grosvenor family and renamed ‘Grosvenor Park’ before being officially opened to the public.

To mark the park’s sesquicentennial year, a programme of events, including free family activities and entertainment throughout the summer months, will bring to life its extraordinary history.

In 2017, Grosvenor Park also celebrates the 200 birthday of Edward Kemp, the leading landscape designer responsible for the design of Grosvenor Park along with many other green spaces and gardens across Cheshire.

Check back regularly for full details to be released this spring.

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Opening times

January - February: 8am – 5pm*
March: 8am – 6pm*
April - June: 8am – 7pm*
July - September: 8am – 9.30pm*
October: 8am – 6pm*
November - December: 8am – 4pm*

* times are changeable

To find out more about how to get to Grosvenor Park, read the plan your visit section.