Helping to make Marple Memorial Park a better place for everyone in the Local Community.
To provide opportunities for community members to improve and promote the use of, awareness of and care of facilities within Marple Memorial Park in order to make the park a welcoming, safe and enjoyable environment for all.Why the community needs us
Friends of the Park have achieved some fantastic improvements to the park for people of all ages since we were formed on 2003. Our most recent success was a project to refurbish and extend the existing skatepark. We raised £50k of community funding that was matched with £50k from Stockport Council. With a community award of £11.5k from Life Leisure too, the total project value was £111,750. We would like to build on our continuing success and make many more improvements to Marple Memorial Park.Our impact on the community
Our other successes to date have made a big difference to the park too, and include: a Diamond Jubilee Flowerbed and Sculpture in front of the library; new Infants and Junior Play Equipment; a French Boules Court and seating; a BBC Breathing Places Area; Saving of Flowerbeds from grassing over; Tree Sculptures; Sponsorship, Refurbishment and Replacement of Park Benches; Park Entrance Improvements; a Coronation Bench; a Basketball Court Fence and successful campaign to keep the Park Toilets open.
All kinds of help during task days in the park.