They think a proposed £2m project to restore the Victorian park to its former glory will act as a magnet for visitors.
And ambitious plans for an outdoor ice skating rink, boating, an extension to the miniature railway line, and general restoration and repairs have gained approval from people who spend much of their leisure time there.
Edgerton couple Malcolm and Elizabeth Arnold use the park daily to walk their dog Rags.
Mr Arnold, of Thornhill Road, welcomed a suggestion to put railings back around the park.
"There are problems with vandalism and re-instating the railings would be a good idea.
"I wouldn't come to the park at night. I visited at dusk once and didn't feel at all happy."
Mrs Arnold said she regularly brought her grandchildren to the park and welcomed plans for a boating lake with, she suggested, small motor boats or paddle boats for children.
The couple also stressed the unique aspect of the park, which is surrounded by residential properties.
They said it was among only a handful of similar parks in the north of England.
Mrs Carole Newton, of Lockwood, was taking a regular walk around the park with her 82-year- old mother Nora Drurey, who lives in residential care near the park.
Mrs Newton particularly liked the idea of the skating rink which she said would create a bit of interest in the park and attract more visitors.
She said: "Mum and I love to come and walk around the park. We would like the cafe to be open a bit more often but its lovely here."
Two-year-old Chance Richardson was riding his trike through the park with his uncle Wayne Forster, Dalton.
Mr Forster said: "It's a really good park. I bring Chance here every Friday when I'm looking after him. He has hours of fun, he just loves it here."
Mr Forster said he used to visit the park regularly as a child.
He welcomed the plans to improve facilities, especially the boating lake, which he thought Chance would love to try out.
He wasn't sure about the skating rink because of the potential accident risk.
Landscape consultants Bertram Hyde are working on the scheme in which the council hopes local people will become involved and offer their own views on the plans.
Plans for the park will need Heritage Lottery Fund backing.
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