Originally open farmland, the decision for parkland was agreed in 1979 and work on Cleethorpes Country Park started in 1988 when the 7-acre lake was dug out and the first trees were planted. Since then the council has continued to develop the 160 acre park.
The Park officially opened to the public in March 1996.
In 2000 part of the park went into a stewardship agreement. In April 2010 the council renewed this agreement with Natural England. The new agreement will be a Higher Level agreement and there will be an increase in the number of acres involved.
In 2008 the park became North East Lincolnshire’s third Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
There are public toilets, free parking (limited), fishing pegs, disabled fishing pegs and good footpaths perfect for dog walkers.
In the summer season you can visit the park by train. You will arrive at Cleethorpes Town railway station and then take the Lollipop Train from the Pier to the Leisure Centre and then the Cleethorpes Light Railway to the end of the Boating Lake and finally by public footpath to the park.
The Management Plan for the Country Park (2015-20) is very extensive and has plenty of information about the park itself and how the environment is to be maintained. Well worth a read if you’re interested in the Park.