Fron Park is in Holywell town centre
As part of a guide to the region's urban parks we take a look at Fron Park in the centre of Holywell.
Fron Park is a busy, well-used park very near the centre of Holywell. Residents of the town are spoilt for choice as
country park is nearby.
It was the construction of Fron Park Road in the 1930s which led to the creation of Fron Park as a leisure area for the town of Holywell. Land next to the road became available for housing so the Urban District Council made the decision to create Fron Park in the middle of the proposed housing area.
Features and facilities
War memorial plaques
Prior to this the land which made up the park had been part of the Fron estate, which included Fron Hall. The hall, on the other side of Fron Park Road, still exists but is now in ruins. It was owned by Richard Sankey, a local mill-owner, entrepreneur and leading light in Holywell at the time.
Initially the facilities consisted of a play area, bowling greens and tennis courts. In 1969 an indoor swimming pool was opened on the north side of the park and in 1985 a leisure centre was added to the complex.
Today, Fron Park has ornamental gardens, tennis courts, a bowling green and a play area. The town's swimming pool and leisure centre are also located in the park.
Another feature of the park is the wrought iron gates which have plaques on either side to commemorate the men of Holywell whose lives were lost in two world wars.
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