Sheffield City Council
First opening its gates to the public in 1875, Weston Park was one of the first municipal parks in Sheffield. It remains one of the UK's finest public parks. Grade II listed, Weston Park enjoys national Green Flag Award status and is also on the English Heritage 'Register of Parks and Hardens of Specific Historic Interest'. The park is also home to City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery, now renamed the 'Weston Park Museum'. The Yorks & Lancaster Memorial within the Park commemorates the loss of more than 8,800 soldiers during WW1, including the Sheffield Pals. Neighbouring the park are Sheffield University and the Childrens Hospital. Weston Park today is a popular oasis in a very busy area of the city for a range of people seeking informal recreation and relaxation including students, hospital visitors and patients, those working in the area, local residents and city visitors.