Marple Memorial Park was built on land donated by local families, and opened in 1922 to commemorate the Marple soldiers who died during World War 1.
Voted one of the Northwest's Favourite Parks in 2022, today it is at the heart of the local community, housing the library, health centre and other public buildings.
The park provides a wide range of outdoor leisure facilities for all ages including skatepark, multi-use games area and play areas. The park is a good starting point for local walks or for exploring local history. On a clear day there are stunning views of the Peak District hills. Other attractions include a Bowling Green, French Boules court; sensory garden and many heritage features.
WC: Toilets (not disabled at present) available during daytime hours.
Facilities & features:
War Memorials; WWI Timeline; Toddlers play area; Senior play area; Skatepark; MUGA: Muliti-User-Games including basketball and football; Toilets with baby changing facilities; Bowling Green and adjacent bowls pavilion; Car park with lighting; Some floodlit path ways; Benches; Sensory garden; War Memorial; Grade 2 listed sundial from Marple Hall; Grade 2 listed stocks; Shuttle stone from Oldknow's Mill; WWI Warship Week Plaque; Grade 2 listed building housing council services; Flag poles and stone tablet; Close proximity to the Peak Forest Canal and lock system.
Other facilities located within the park:
Library; Police station; Local health centre; Local housing and Social Services office; Scout hut; Senior Citizens Hall; Friends of Marple Memorial Park.
Web Link: Friends of Marple Memorial Park
Memorial Park Drive, off Stockport Rd, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6AX