Managed by volunteers of all ages, it has gained a level 5 IYN for all four years and in 2018 gained a gold in the regional finals and a national distinction award in the national Britain in Bloom.
Since the formation of the friends of Norden Jubilee Park in 2012, the park has gone from strength to strength and it is now an integral part of the local community. Volunteers help to plan and run events and grow the park into a much-loved area for the local community to enjoy.
The friends demonstrate their commitment to the local community by hosting regular horticultural tuition sessions for primary and secondary school pupils from around the area. In addition, Duke of Edinburgh Award participants as well as youngsters participating in the National Citizenship scheme enjoy individual and collective mentoring sessions from friends group members.
Bat boxes have got local children interested in nature, and have been a source of much excitement and discussion involving local uniform groups, such as beavers, brownies and scouts. Compost heaps have been established and residents are enjoying the park playing its part in helping the environment.
The park has historic links to a local family who in the early 20th Century endowed the park for local people to enjoy. The sculpture in the middle of the park is a lasting memorial to local teacher and Councillor Ann Metcalfe and is a celebration of two of her passions which were helping young people and open spaces.