Swinton Grove Park is a city park in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.
The friends are a group of local residents who work as volunteers to improve the park for everyone. With help from Manchester Leisure we have been able to completely transform the park in the last few years, putting in a new children's play area, sports area, quiet area with plants and flowers, benches, tables, new signs, gates and railings. For many years we organised and ran a Family Fun Day in the park, and since 2021 have run a Community Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on event.
After a break in 2019, we were planning to bring Fun Day back in 2020, but had to cancel due to Coronavirus precautions. Since Covid, Fun Day has been on hold until fresh local volunteers can be found to help organise it.
About the park
Some photographs of Swinton Grove Park, its history as part of the grounds of Elizabeth Gaskell's House and, "The Rock of the Park".
Every July we organise a Fun Day in the park for the whole community with live music, entertainers, sport, stalls, crafts, food and much more.
Like to get involved?
The ‘Friends’ are all residents from the area around the park. Some of us meet once a month and others join us to help with events such as the Fun Day.