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Llangollen's Riverside Park

Llangollen's Riverside Park
Llangollen's popular park is near the Victoria Promenade

As part of a guide to the region's urban parks, we take a closer look at Llangollen's Riverside Park

The park is in a great location by the side of the river Dee and today is a busy, well-used space.

The park has been totally refurbished in recent years but has its origins in the years after World War I.

The Llangollen Advertising Committee (set up in 1917) bought a field neighbouring the river with the purpose of developing a summer garden landscaped and laid out for the benefit of the local community. This was achieved in January 1921.

Due to the Depression in 1922, the Urban Council appealed to the committee on behalf of the unemployed, who appealed to the public for funds to carry out certain works. This resulted in about £400 being raised and two hard courts and a bowling green were laid down.

The park was eventually opened on Thursday May 20 and had bowling greens, tennis courts, a bandstand, shelters and public conveniences.

Play area
Skate park
Multi use games area
Crazy golf

In recent years the park became rundown. But in 2004 it was decided to get funding to refurbish it. Work carried out has included creating a skate park and multi use games area, development of the picnic area and further landscaping and the installation of a crazy golf course and an events area on the old paddling pool site.

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