The Story of Parks is a Leicester City Council project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It tells the history of Leicester’s parks through an extensive community engagement project which encourages people to become involved in a range of activities including guided walks, new heritage panels, family days, exhibitions, public talks and archaeological digs in twenty local parks.
There is a volunteer programme providing opportunities for local people to be trained to create heritage resources for the parks including podcasts, app content, self-guided walks, oral history recordings and schools activities.
Victoria Park is very significantly involved in this project as it includes the restoration of the park gates at Peace Walk and the main entrance on London Road. The Peace Walk gates have been restored and refitted. The London Road gates will be removed shortly after the Caribbean Carnival and are due to be refitted in September.
To find out more about Story of Parks visit their website.
To keep up to date with news and events from Story of Parks visit their Facebook page