People and dogs are flocking to Canton’s award-winning Victoria Park every day. What is it like wondering around this Victorian open space with a modern twist?
Among the trees you will find flower gardens and Victorian architecture alongside modern play areas and sports facilities.
“It’s great for the community to have a space like this.”
Liz Lucock, of Ely, has been coming to visit Victoria Park for 30 years while her mother, Angela, has been walking the paths for more than half a century.
“We used to come down when we were children. It was an adventure. The park has changed a lot since then but it’s still a safe environment.”
First opened in 1897, the park has a rich history and even spent time as a zoo.
Visit today and most of the animals you see bouncing around are dogs.
“You’ll learn the dogs by name but not the owners,” said the walker of Poppy and Teddy.
All good walks must come to an end however and the park closes 30 minutes before sunset. Something Paul the Ranger strictly enforces with a bike and whistle.