Funding level: Up to £1,000


Pannett Park is an award winning park in the heart of Whitby and is home to Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery. It has been restored and is managed in partnership by the Friends of Pannett Park and Scarborough Borough Council, with Whitby Town Council being trustees.

It is an oasis of peace in a bustling seaside resort, a park for all seasons and for all ages.

With a variety of carefully considered planting and several special gardens, which include a Jurassic Garden, a Lily Pool, a Commemorative Garden, a South Seas Garden and a Rose Garden, there is plenty to enjoy. In addition the marine themed play area is always buzzing with activity.

We have developed trails in the park to encourage further exploration and give information about the special features. These include a Turtle Trail which links park to museum, Figure your Way round the Park, a trail to bring some aspects of Key Stage 2 maths to the outdoors, a Tree Trail describing 20 selected trees and providing a leaf rubbing activity for younger visitors and there are also leaflets explaining the Jurassic Garden and Art in the Park.

The Friends of Pannett Park would love to introduce a few verses of poetry for visitors to the park to enjoy as they stroll around looking at trees, flowers and the stunning views across Whitby. Words appropriate to the specific location will be laser cut on stainless steel scrolls to be fixed securely in the ground at suitable sites.
We envisage 10 of these around the park.

The Friends of Pannett Park

Moment of Pride

The Friends of Pannett Park
Pannett Park was bequeathed to the people of Whitby by Robert Elliott Pannett in 1920.
It is managed with careful consideration of his vision of a public pleasure garden.
It is a much loved local park, both by residents & visitors to Whitby.

Location: Pannett Park, Whitby, UK