Cheetham Park, more commonly known as Elizabeth Street Park is a Victorian park, which is situated at the centre of Cheetham Hill, North Manchester. Opened in 1886, the park holds happy memories for many people who grew up in the area. However, over recent years it has been neglected and is currently not well-used. The park is also home to two historic structures – a listed bandstand which dates from 1890, and a viewing shelter, which sits opposite and references the bandstand’s architecture.
Since summer 2013, Budleia have been working with residents of Cheetham Hill, North Manchester, and artist Torange Khonsari, of art and architecture group Public Works, to explore the history of Cheetham Park on Elizabeth street and to think about how it could once again become an important community space.
During September and October 2013, we are inviting people to take part in a series of activities in the park. These include trip DIY Common and a programme of community trips and events, aimed at uncovering the history of the park and . Visit the Cheetham Park Project blog to find out more about the project and how to get involved.