A BLUEPRINT for the future of Huddersfield's Greenhead Park been has set out.
A conservation and management plan has been prepared as a forerunner to a bid for a multi- million-pound grant from the National Lottery.
The plans feature the restoration of the Victorian park, which has been listed by English Heri- tage.
Clr John Smithson, the Kirklees Council Cabinet member responsible for education and recreation, said: "The park is the focus of an exciting project, managed by the council's culture and leisure services.
"The project aims to bring about the restoration of many of the features and landscapes of the park, some of which have been lost over the years.
"We ask that as many people as possible let us know what they think of the plans for the park, to help ensure that it meets the needs of the very many people who use it and are very interested in it."
The plan details the restoration, regeneration and development of the park.
It will look at how the park is used, how planting has changed over the years, the pathways, buildings, facilities, boundaries and even the former lakes, which were filled in decades ago.
Robert Whittaker, parks development officer, said: "Because the park is listed by English Heritage there are only so many things we can do to it.
"The plan will be more of a restoration project, to make the park more attractive and more of a tourist attraction, rather than a total redevelopment."
Mr Whittaker said the council would look towards re-planting, with historically accurate shrubs.
"We are trying to emphasise the Victorian feel," he added.
Clr Linda Wild, chairman of the Huddersfield Area Committee, said: "I urge members of the public to attend the exhibition and fill in the questionnaire.
"Greenhead Park is already a fantastic park, but needs restoration and a range of new features," she added.
Two public exhibitions are open to the public until Saturday March 13.
They are in the light reading room in Huddersfield Library during opening hours and the Greenhead Park information centre (opposite the bowling greens from noon until 4pm.