People's Park

Note: Dog Control Orders are now in force in Calderdale's parks.
Benches in front of Crossley Pavilion

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. It is to be maintained by Calderdale Council, then the '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. It provides a green and pleasant haven for Calderdale people.

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.

Restoration of People's Park

The People's Park was restored and enhanced by a major scheme started in 1995. This was funded by English Heritage , the Heritage Lottery Fund, Calderdale Council and West Central Halifax Partnership and included:

  • repairs to the Crossley Pavilion;
  • replacement of all perimeter fences and gates;
  • installation of CCTV (seven cameras);
  • complete refurbishment of the band stand;
  • construction of a brand new children's play area;
  • extensive replanting and landscaping works;
  • restoration of water features: fountain, lakes, promenade, bridges and sun-dial;
  • cleaning of the statues;
  • provision of new toilets and an information centre;
  • replacement of the terrace balustrades;
  • refurbishment of all paths, new seating and bins.

Events and contact details

Getting to the park

Location details


People's Park
King Cross Street

Access information

Disabled Go: People's Park