Festival Park Arch - Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 01.867 W 002° 11.670
30U E 554018 N 5876035
Quick Description: A freestanding metal arch located at an entrance to Festival Park in Etruria.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/13/2018 7:25:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMXH5W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Festival Park is an area of parkland, pools and trails located on the edge of the Festival Retail Park, Etruria in Stoke-on-Trent.
The green metal arch is located at one of the entrances to the park and can be accessed from the car park of Morrisons Supermarket on the retail park.

Festival Park was the site of the second National Garden Festival of England. It was officially opened on May 7th 1986, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. (visit link)
Background information about the site can be found at the following link. (visit link)

Today much of the parkland, pools and trails have been retained as public open space, and are maturing very well. Some of the gardens, such as the Moorlands Heather Rock Garden and The Rocky Valley, survive with their planting scheme relatively intact.
Although most wooden structures have been left to return to nature, Festival Park is actively maintained by grounds men. Some sculptures and a large Welsh slate water feature still remain, as does the full-size stone circle. The huge wooden suspension bridge across a wooded ravine remains and can still be used. The complex network of paths is maze-like, there is no signage, and it is very easy to get lost. Source: (visit link)
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Type: Gateway

Subtype: Other

Location: Festival Park

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