The park was opened in 1897 as a ‘people’s park’. Whilst it has remained relatively attractive it was in decline when the friends of Heaton Moor Park group was set up in 1995 with the aim of helping the local authority reverse this trend. Randall Thorp have been assisting the friends group on a voluntary basis since 1997. This help has consisted of:
In 2009 we will be preparing further grant applications to enable the rejuvenation of the park to continue.