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Beaumont Park, Huddersfield

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  1. Huddersfield's oldest public park offers a range of facilities and activities across the site. One of the two listed parks in Huddersfield, Beaumont Park is a very popular park with visitors from Huddersfield and further afield.

    There are two popular play areas, miles of woodland walks, beautiful planting displays across the park, wonderful viewing areas, together with a central pond, waterfall and fountain.

    Beaumont Park is a great place to come for a visit, and is a wonderful place to come for a walk (although you will need stout shoes for some of the woodland trails).

    The Visitor Centre is open Wednesday and Sunday 1pm to 3.30pm (4pm in summer)

    Please our website (Friends of Beaumont Park) for more details.


Contacts

Streetscene - Parks and Landscapes


Flint Street Fartown
Huddersfield HD1 6LG

01484 414700
Beaumont Park Visitor Centre
01484 645217

Organisation last updated

  1. 25 August 2016

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  1. Beaumont Park, Beaumont Park Road, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    The upper part of the park on the main drive is ok for wheelchair access but the lower parts are steep and the paths are difficult. The visitor centre has wheelchair access and a disabled toilet but is only open at certain times.

History

  1. History:

    In 1879 Mr H F Beaumont offered the area known as Dungeon Wood to the Corporation of Huddersfield to allow for the creation of the town's first public park and recreation ground. 4 years later, in October 1883, Beaumont Park was opened.

    On opening, the park was extremely popular with people from across Huddersfield, but its visitor numbers dwindled after the opening of Greenhead Park, which was much easier to visit. This continues to this day, with the park being renowned as a source of peace and tranquillity.

    The park was laid out on a steep slope, with only a narrow area of land at the top of the park being set out formally, and the rest being mature woodland, and home to a great variety of wildlife.

    There was a main promenade, or Main Walk, together with an ornamental lake with an island, timber bandstand, ornamental bedding, and greenhouses. A great many steps and paths were built to allow people to wander through the woods and enjoy the feel of the wilderness. A gothic style building was built in the woods as a café, with a rooftop terrace from which people could enjoy the majestic views. The impressive park lodge was also built next to the main entrance.

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