Corporation Park

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Corporation Park (18 Hectre) is a traditional Victorian park close to the centre of Blackburn. The main entrance to the park is from Preston New Road under a handsome archway with flanking lodges. he gateway has a large central archway for carriages and smaller side arches for the foot ways. The borough arms appear above the arches on both sides of the entrance. In the gateway are inserted two tablets, recording the planning and opening of the park.

Adjacent to the remembrance garden is a fountain, one of four fountains the fountain formerly had a gravity-fed jet which rose 23m into the air. The park has two picturesque lakes, home to many species of waterfowl, including mute swan and ducks.

There is also a coservatory the building is all glass and iron, richly ornamented with arches, pierced spandrels and columns. The mid section was designed to house exotic flora, with the wings being cooler to house displays of plants enjoying a similar climate to our own. Adjacent to the conservatory is an aviary, opened in 1958 and still housing a collection of birds.

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0.5 mile from Blackburn town centre, head towards Preston on Preston New Road, A677

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Never closes

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Free

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Phone: +44 1254 585585
Email: info@blackburn.gov.uk
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