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A jewel nestled on the edge of Wigan town centre, Mesnes Park has enjoyed a Heritage Lottery funded £6.1m restoration programme which has included seven Grade 2 listed features in the Park: The Entrance Lodge, Main Gates, statue of Sir Francis Sharp Powell MP, the 2 sets of Dalton Steps, Pavilion and Bandstand.

Formal gardens, the Coalbrookdale Fountain, and the Pulham waterfall are just some of the historic features which surround the focal point of the park, the Pavilion, which houses Fredericks Ice Cream Parlour.

The restoration has involved several organisations, Wigan Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, and the Friends of Mesnes Park, a group of dedicated volunteers who have worked over this period to conserve and improve the park.

To continue the ongoing soft and hard landscape programme, the Friends of Mesnes Park are currently involved in partnership working to achieve Green Flag status for Mesnes Park.

The Green Flag award recognises and awards the best green spaces to ensure that everyone has access to a safe, clean and pleasant place where they can relax, meet, play and exercise.

A Green Flag is the benchmark of a quality park or green space.

Keep Britain Tidy manage the scheme.

Involving the community is a key part to a park being awarded a Green Flag.
The Friends of Mesnes Park are committed to being part of this next exciting phase and are would like others to join them. There are many volunteer opportunities available. (See Volunteer page)