Friends of Angel Meadow (FOAM) was formed in 2004 to campaign for the regeneration of the park, to research the history of the area and act for the interests of both residents and park users.

Over £200,000 was raised through grants and match-funding for Phase One of development, which was spent re-landscaping the park, installing street furniture including seating & bins, erecting four solar-powered street lights, an arched entrance way and planting wildflowers. This was completed in 2007.

The Local Heritage Grant of £24,000 paid for six history boards and the publication of an information booklet.


In the spring of 2006, the park hosted the BBC and Manchester Leisure's Springwatch Festival of Nature.

In 2006 it was awarded the Green Flag Award, the national award for green spaces in England & Wales.


A second phase of re-development included the restoration and reopening of the "Lowry Steps" to Aspin Lane & repairs to the wall and was completed in Spring 2014.

Phase Three will be funded from the MCC's ERDF for Co-op/NOMA development with £250,000 available to hopefully complete the regeneration of the park and revitalise this wonderful community asset.

Work is due to begin in Spring 2015.