Jubilee Park actually consists of two pockets of land situated either side of Wigan Road (A49), covering 8.5 acres in total.
Originally swampy, they were known as the ‘wambs’ and were laid out and landscaped with the intention of them being named Victoria Park. However, when Lord Gerard officially opened the park in 1897 it coincided with Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and the name was changed to Jubilee Park.
Facilities include a pavilion and toilets, tennis and basket ball courts, grass pitches play areas, woodland area and a formal flower park.
The Friends of Jubilee Park are an important partner in the future of the park. Their role is to make sure that the park provides for the needs of the local community. If you would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you – everyone is welcome.