The History of Trafford Ecology Park
Tucked away in the industrial heart of Trafford Park is the beautiful Trafford Ecology Park; a registered Site of Biological Importance and a true wildlife oasis.
The 11-acre Ecology Park, just a five minutes’ drive from Salford Quays, was once part of the the Trafford family estate and was used as a popular boating lake. Trafford Park was sold off at the end of the 19th Century and so began it’s journey to becomes the largest industrial estate in Europe. Following years of misuse, restoration work was undertaken in the 1980/90s to create the current Ecology Park which has now become home to a variety of habitats and an abundance of wildlife from rabbits to kestrels.
The Ecology Park is managed by environmental charity, Groundwork Greater Manchester, whose office is located within the Ecology Park along with several meeting room spaces which are available for hire. Groundwork and local volunteers do their best to keep the Ecology Park well maintained however help is always welcome from corporate volunteers. The Groundwork team offer a variety of skills and services within the Ecology Park from Forest School to SHEQS training.