WELCOME TO PARK WARD
in the heart of Grimsby
Park ward is the green heart in the centre of Grimsby. Minutes walk from the town centre it includes residential areas, parks and open spaces, a range of major public buildings as well as a variety of community venues.
ON THE MAP
View Park ward on a fullsize map
The need for a public park in Grimsby had been promoted from around 1860 and in 1869 the initiative was formalised in the ‘Great Grimsby Improvement Act’. This empowered the council to put aside part of the Grimsby West Marsh Area for a public park. By about 1875 the land had been appropriated for other projects including the construction of a hospital and board school. At the end of 1881, after years of controversy and debate regarding potential sites and funding, it was agreed to accept an offer of 27 acres of land donated by local landowner and Liberal MP, First Baron Edward Heneage.
PARK WARD BY NUMBERS
If you are a local service provider or a community group looking to put together a funding bid, then it can help to understand your ward / area a bit more.
There are a range of sources of statistics that cover Park Ward and can be helpful.