Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
The Quarry is the main recreational park in Shrewsbury, created in 1719 and encompassing 29 acres and is open to the general public 24 hours a day throughout the year including most public holidays. The facility is maintained to the high standards required for such a high profile area. One of its most famous features is the picturesque Dingle flower garden which has seasonal floral displays all year round. The River Severn runs through the parkland.
The Quarry is used for various events throughout the year, including the well known annual Shrewsbury Flower Show. It has also been used as a live music venue with the likes of Jools Holland, Will Young and the Sugababes all gracing the stage.
The Quarry complex comprises amenity grass areas, children’s play area, swimming baths, paddling pool, hedges, shrub bed areas, feature ornamental rose beds, seasonal tubs, hanging baskets, memorial seats, plaques, specimen trees and public conveniences (upper and lower).