The best park in England: Stanley Park through the years in pictures

It's official - Stanley Park has been voted the best park in England by the British public.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 12:50 pm
Stanley Park
Stanley Park

To celebrate, we're taking a look back through our archives and having a trip down memory lane to remember why our park is so great.

Stanley Park Blackpool was opened on October 2nd 1926 by Lord Derby
A group of women bowlers at Stanley Park, Blackpool, wait their turn to bowl

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Hylda Baker kicks off a charity football match at Stanley Park, Blackpool, in 1970
Practising this afternoon on the frozen Stanley Park lake are members of the Seagulls Ice Hockey Club junior section in January 1963
Flying pageant at Stanley Park in 1932
Royal Lancashire Show at Stanley Park, Blackpool, in 1949. The athletics ground was used for the show jumping shown here in progress.
August 1940 - Lieut Gen Sir James O'Dowds, the zone commander, takes the salute at the march past of the home guard, led by their commander Major Eric Read in Stanley Park
Garden Date: Vera Lynn signs autographs at the Blackpool Stage and Radio garden party at Stanley Park 26th July 1951
Stanley Park, Blackpool
Lancashire v Warwickshire at Stanley Park
Cold but sunny weather in Stanley Park
Cold but sunny weather in Stanley Park
Holidaymakers and locals enjoy one of the hottest days of the year on the Fylde Coast
Spring in Stanley Park
Spring in Stanley Park
Spring in Stanley Park
Spring in Stanley Park
Snowy weather in Stanley Park
Snowy weather in Stanley Park
Dog walkers in Stanley Park
Parakeets in Stanley park
Schools athletics at Stanley Park
Stanley Park in Autumm
Boats on Stanley Park Lake, Blackpool
Stanley Park Bandstand architect drawing from 1928
For use with feature on 90th anniversary of Stanley Park bandstand in Blackpool
Autumn in Stanley Park, Blackpool
A general view of Stanley Park during the Liverpool Victoria County Championship Division One match between Lancashire and Warwickshire at Stanley Park on August 30, 2006
Action from the British BMX Championships at Stanley Park
Classic car show at Stanley Park, Blackpool
Bill Alley, legendary cricketer, who played at Stanley Park between 1953 and 1956
Blackpool in the snow
Matthew and Ruby Tench enjoying the snow.
Boats for hire at Stanley Park, Blackpool
A statue dedicated to Charlie Cairoli is unveiled in Stanley Park.
Stanley Park, sports arena and Blackpool Cricket Club