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Whitworth Park
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Derbyshire
53° 09' 41.3" N, 1° 35' 37.3" W
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Whitworth Park is located in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

The park is dedicated to Sir Joseph Whitworth, with an obelisk commemorating him. He was a nineteenth century machine toolmaker and engineer, who lived in Stancliffe Hall for the last thirteen years of his life. Joseph was buried in 1887, at St. Helen's Church. He had plans for Darley Dale and these were fulfilled by generous endowments from his estate. The Park and the Whitworth Institute, which is located on the parks edge, were built to enrich the lives of people in the village.

Today the park provides a number of sporting activities which include a football pitch, a bowling green and an area for skateboarding. Two shallow lakes help provide a haven for wildlife. In 2003 the Park was the subject of a £750,000 refurbishment.