Marple Memorial Park was built on land donated by local families, and opened in 1922 to commemorate all the Marple soldiers who died during World War 1.
Today it is at the heart of the local community, housing the library, health centre and other public buildings.
The park provides a wide range of outdoor leisure facilities for all ages including skate park, play area, multi-use games area and teen seating. The park is a good starting point for local walks or for exploring local history. On a clear day there are stunning views of the Peak District hills. Other attractions include a bowling green, sensory garden and many heritage features.
Facilities & features:
- Toddlers play area
- Senior play area
- Skate park
- Teen shelter
- Basketball boards and nets
- Toilets with baby changing facilities
- Bowling green and adjacent bowls pavilion
- Car park with lighting
- Some floodlit path ways
- Sensory garden
- War Memorial
- Grade 2 listed sundial from Marple Hall
- Grade 2 listed stock ends
- Shuttle stone from Oldknow`s Mill
- Grade 2 listed building which houses the Housing and Social Services offices
- Flag pole and stone tablet
- Close proximity to the Peak Forest Canal and lock system
Other facilities located within the park:
- Library Police station
- Local health centre
- Citizens Advice Bureau
- Local housing and Social Services office
- Scout hut
- Senior citizens hall
- Friends of Marple Memorial Park
Limited Mobility Access: Most parts of the park are wheelchair accessible on tarmac paths
WC: Toilets (not disabled at present) available during park opening hours.
Dogs: You must clean up after your dog – scoop bins provided. Dog restrictions exist in some areas of the park.
Location and Directions
Marple Memorial Park
Parking: Pay and display car parking in the park.
Train: Marple station is a short walk from the park.
Bus: Bus routes 358, 359, 363, 383, 384 from Stockport run near to the park.