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Mesnes Park is an outstanding example of a Victorian urban park. With manicured lawns, a small lake, blooming flowers and rose gardens. Legend has it that visitors to the park who rub the shoes of the Sir Francis Sharp Powell Statue will be blessed with the best of Wigan luck.
Facilities include: café, mini golf (seasonal), playgrounds and sport grounds.
Mesnes Park has recently undergone a multi million pound restoration scheme after a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The pavilion building now offers a modern café facility with two floors of seating run by Frederick’s Ice Cream. The Dalton steps leading up to the pavilion have been repaired and the missing urns replaces.
Music lovers can now enjoy concerts in the band stand and a new power supply has brought it into the twenty first century, and a brand new play area has been added.