Greater Manchester town’s new rooftop park named and given an opening day - what will be on offer

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The much anticipated new roof-top park in Stockport has officially been named. The new project will be known as Viaduct Park and will be a brand new feature in the town centre. 

The park is situated on top of the town’s brand new transport interchange. There will be easy access to Stockport train station as part of a wider redevelopment. The name was decided using a public vote over Christmas and New Year. Viaduct Park will be opened to the public on Monday, March 18. 

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The new park and interchange is set to mark what will be a significant year for Stockport. The redevelopments could be added to by the extension of the Metrolink to the town, something Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is keen to see happen. 

What will be at Viaduct Park? 

The new park is set to have play equipment, community space, festoon lighting as well as the new link to the railway station and is part of the borough’s £1 billion pound regeneration of its town centre. A host of events and activities will be on offer following the park’s opening on March 18, including, storytime for school children, Tai Chi, ‘Dance like a Mother’ sessions, a ‘Mindful Mile’ plus a scavenger hunt.

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A Light Show will be installed, creating an ellipse of light around the inside of the park. This will launch when the park opens on March 18 and end on April 14.

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the council, said: “It’s a monumental day for Stockport and I’m delighted to be able to finally announce the name of the park as it has been a closely guarded secret since the vote ended in early January. Viaduct Park is not just a park, it is the heartbeat of Stockport’s transformation. The winning name is a great nod to our iconic Viaduct and it’s fitting that the park will provide great views of this amazing structure for years to come.

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“We’ve got some fantastic events planned for the year once the park is open, which will really boost our status as Town of Culture, and I can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the space and what it has to offer. There are amazing things planned or coming to fruition in 2024 – Stockport really is buzzing.”

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