Parks

Miller Park is the focus of November's calendar shot

Preston in the Picture – November Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s desktop calendar picture was taken in the magnificent setting of Avenham/Miller Park. It really is great to see so many people using the park and it’s become a popular place for people to spend their leisure time. I know that, in the early part of the last century, the park was a popular location for young people to ‘promenade’. They would stroll along […]

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A success for spooky Halloween Sunday at Avenham & Miller Parks

Despite the awful rain and wind on Sunday, the ‘Spooky Halloween’ Event, held at the Avenham Park Pavilion and Miller Park, had a packed attendance and both parents and children alike got into the real spirit of the occasion. The parks staff had organised some fantastic scary craft making sessions in the Pavilion to delight one gathering of families, while another party went off with […]

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A Taste of Autumn on Nation Apple Day in Ashton Park

Abundance Preston is helping to stop the waste and make good the use of unpicked fruit across Preston. On National Apple Day Sunday 20th October there will be an opportunity to get involved at Preston’s Green Flag Award winning park in Ashton. As part of the fun on the day bring your own apples to be pressed (don’t forget to bring some empty bottles), get […]

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Not just the Bus Station: Three Preston parks get upgraded listed status

Three of Preston’s parks have had their special historic status upgraded. Moor Park, Avenham Park and Miller Park are all now having a star added to their grade II listing. The new status means the parks are particularly important, “of more than special interest” according to English Heritage. Just 30 parks in England have the new Grade II* status. Councillor Robert Boswell, cabinet member for […]

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A view of the caravans parked up on Ashton Park

Pictured: Travellers park their caravans on Ashton Park

A group of travellers have arrived on Ashton Park. Preston City Council have started eviction procedures after the caravans arrived on Thursday. Paul Melling snapped this photo of the caravans in the park. A council spokesperson said: “We have spoken with the travellers who have assured us they plan to move on by the weekend and left them with bags to try and minimise waste […]

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City Council to bid for £2 million to restore Moor Park to former glory

Plans to restore one of the city’s Victorian park to its former glory have been unveiled. Preston City Council are submitting a funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2 million to bring Edward Milner’s vision for Moor Park to reality. The park is grade II listed and earlier this year the area around the park was declared a conservation area. Milner made upgrades […]

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