East Park, Wolverhampton


East Park, Wolverhampton

East Park is the name of a ward of Wolverhampton City Council, West Midlands, England. It lies to the east of Wolverhampton city centre, stretching to the city's boundary with the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. It also borders the wards of Bilston North, Ettingshall, St Peter's, Heath Town and Wednesfield South. It forms part of the Wolverhampton South East constituency.

In the early 20th century a boating lake was made in the park using a series of the cities many canal systems. Problems were caused when the old coal mines that were previously there began to drain the water from the lake. Eventually work was discontinued and the place where the lake eventually became a golf course, childrens paddling pool, playground and an astro-turf playing field.

A well known monument in the park is the clock tower which has been out of order for over 30 years. Local MP's have promiced to renevate the park and its 130 year old clock tower.

Its name comes from East Park, a large urban park in the south of the ward. The ward also covers the Monmore Green and Deansfield areas.

Once a year the nationaly acclaimed Wolvestock festival takes place. It has been hosted by East park for over ten years and annually brings in over 4000 people. The festival now in its 14th year is the largest free to enter festival in the UK.


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