People's Park

Sir Francis Crossley

People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley, to be maintained by the then Halifax Corporation for all time.

Situated at the western edge of the town, the 12.5 acre site is in the heart of a conservation area. Sadly, the park suffered a decline in the past but it has been restored and once again, the People's Park is a green and pleasant haven for the people of Calderdale.

Restoration of People's Park

The restoration work, a major scheme jointly funded by English Heritage|External link, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Calderdale Council and West Central Halifax Partnership has returned the park to a condition which will bring long term benefits to users both locally and from further afield. Work commenced in 1995 and included:


Please note: Dog Control Orders are now in force in Calderdale's parks.


Getting to the park

Events and contact details

An annual programme of events is being developed to suit all tastes, including brass bands and gardening workshops. This Park, like all others in Calderdale, is available for organised events. For information on this or any other queries relating to the Park, interested parties should contact:

Last Updated: 24/08/2015