A Green Flag award winning park, Palmerston is possibly the most seen of the central parks, being the only point where the parks actually meet the busy Above Bar Street. A densley planted park, it looks beautiful in the spring and summer.
The Viscount Palmerston Memorial sits within the park; statue of former Prime Minster the 3rd Viscount Palmerston. Standing over seven feet high on a marble and granite plinth, it had remained in Palmerston park since its erection in June 1869.
The Bandstand - built as a result of public demand - was completed in 1999. The original cast iron bandstand, erected in 1885, was sited further to the north of the park and was removed in 1940 as a result of bomb damage was.