Heaton Norris Park is
in an ideal location to provide a central focus for the local
Its central location in the town provides shoppers with a green
retreat within easy reach of the town centre. The parks elevated
position gives stunning views of the Stockport town centre skyline
and of the Cheshire plain.
The land for this park was acquired by public subscription and as a
gift from Lord Egerton. Work on laying out the site as a public park
began in May 1873, and it was formally opened on June 5th 1875. The
total area of the park at the time was 16 acres, 2 rods & 38 poles.
During the Munich crisis of 1938 large trenches were dug in the park
in preparation for possible air raids.
Construction of the motorway in the 1970s took several acres away
from the park.
More recently the park has become the venue for the annual Stockport
Facilities & Features
• 3 Crown green bowling greens
• Bowls pavilion
• Tennis courts
• Childrens playground
• Football pitch
• 5 a side football pitch
• Open space picnic areas
• Youth Service provision for young people
• Formal horticultural features
• Civic bonfire site
Toilet facilities available in the park
Disabled toilets available