The Friends of Jean Stansfield Memorial Park and Wyre Council are opening a new toddler play area at the Jean Stansfield Memorial Park, Poulton.
The event is a free community play day and celebration marking the opening of Poulton’s newest playground at Jean Stansfield Park, on Sunday, October 20, from 11am until 3pm. As well as unveiling the new play area, there will be plenty of fun for the entire family to enjoy.
The Jean Stansfield Park, also known as Vicarage Park, began its life back in 1926 in memory of Jean, the daughter of Mr and Mrs S F Stansfield, who died tragically at the age of 10 years old.
Jean’s parents donated two acres of land to the people of Poulton to create a park and recreational ground for local children.
Vicarage Park is on it’s namesake Vicarage Road, just a short walk from Poulton Town Centre and Breck Road, making an attractive approach to the market town from the one way system that delivers motorists to Poultons shops and car parks.
In the park you’ll find a multi-use games area, children’s play area and a youth shelter, plus a Crown Green bowling green.
Today, the park certainly lives up to the Stansfields’ original hopes and intentions as the new toddler play area is unveiled. The Friends Group and Wyre Council are also delighted that Jean Stansfield’s childhood friend, a dear lady called Edith is hoping to come along on the day and hopefully open the new play area and ensure that Jean’s memory lives on.
The Friends Group and Wyre Council are committed to improving play facilities for local children and are keen to hear from any local businesses or individuals who might be interested in sponsoring the remainder of the park that still requires development, for older children. Any interested parties would be most welcome to come along on 20 October and meet with The Friends of the Park group and representatives from Wyre Council. You can also view the park’s five year management plan.
Friends of Jean Stansfield/Vicarage Park
Find out more about the Friends of Jean Stansfield/Vicarage Park who work with Wyre Council to improve the facilities in the park and to encourage the involvement of the wider community in the management and use of the park.
They have held a number of events, drawn up a five year plan, and carry out fundraising to make sure that this valuable park in Poulton is a good facility for the future.
They are always looking for volunteers and helpers, so if you’re interested follow the link and get in touch!
Jean Stansfield Memorial Park