Mesnes Park in the centre of Wigan, is to receive £1.9m in funding from the Lottery Heritage Fund to invest in the running and improvement of the green space.
The park, which was once meadow land and then home to two collieries before being opened to the public in 1878 will see the bowls pavilion and the lodge building restored, providing a community hub and a place where education workshops and gardening sessions can be run.
MP Lisa Nandy said:
“I’m delighted that the Lottery has chosen Mesnes Park for this award. It’s an area loved and much used by local people in Wigan, and the size of the grant will make a significant difference to one of our best loved green spaces.”