West Gorton Community Park​

Supported by Groundwork Greater Manchester

West Gorton Community Park is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester, and is setting the standard for similar green spaces to be rolled out across the region and even into Europe.

It is a demonstration green space which showcases how to design, fund, deliver and manage a green infrastructure project which achieves climatic, social, economic and environmental benefits. As well as nature-based solutions used to reduce flooding and storm water run–off; the park includes a piazza for community events, raised beds for food growing, a wildflower area, a rain garden, open lawn space, play areas, a permanent tree trail, a living Christmas tree, and a sensory garden.

Our Northern Network Project Facilitators for Groundwork Greater Manchester are working with the local community to help build a sense of ownership of the park. The creation of a ‘friends of’ group and the running of a series of engagement events and social prescribing sessions, have been taking place.

Project Facilitator:

Amy Wright and Suzanne Walton

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