The renovation of Euston Park is a project delivered during my employment at Wyre Borough Council. Works were completed in June 2015.
Dating to the 1840’s the park occupies an important area in Fleetwood, located next to the iconic North Euston Hotel and adjacent to the Knott End Ferry terminal and tram stop.
Sir Hesketh Fleetwood’s vision for the town included its role as a transfer point between the west coast railway and steamers taking passengers to the west coast of Scotland. The hotel was built to serve guests making this journey, together with the park and lighthouse this area forms the most extensive surviving part of Decimus Burton’s town plan.
The park includes three benches with carvings designed by renowned artist Stephen Broadbent; illustrating aspects of the town’s heritage relating to lives lost at sea, transport and Queen Victoria’s visit in 1847.
The layout of paths has been improved, the site regraded and an extensive planting scheme introduced with topiary, mature Cordylines, shrubs, perennials and bulbs.