HUDDERSFIELD people are being urged to step forward with memories of Greenhead Park.
Kirklees Council official Robert Whittaker is appealing for their help to produce a history of the open space.
He hopes to collect photos, memorabilia, pictures and drawings.
The aim is to show how the park has changed since it opened in Victorian times.
Some of the information will be published for others to see.
Mr Whittaker, a leisure and recreation officer, said: "I would like Examiner readers to help me collect an archive related to the life of the park.
"It could have been produced for a professional purpose, such as newspaper articles and postcards, or for personal, family reasons, such as picnics and weddings."
Greenhead Park captured people's hearts when it opened on Whit Monday, June 6, 1870, after town benefactor Thomas Denham leased the land for public use.
It proved an instant hit and attracted thousands of people to its events, including band concerts and firework displays.
The town council took over the lease in 1873 and later bought the land, to safeguard it for the townspeople.
Mr Whittaker said: "I am trying to collect things which make the park special in people's lives, as well as the more standard postcards and official documents, although this will obviously be of great use and appeal.
"We want to see how people have used the park and to examine changes in the buildings, paths and flora."
He can travel to collect material if necessary.
Contact Mr Whittaker at Leisure and Recreation Services, The Stables, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury WF13 2SG (phone 01924 325105).