This map is really for the people who can remember Valentines Park before the start of the 1970s! Essentially, the park didn't change much for many, many years. It was only with the crisis in council funding, the decline in maintenance and general upkeep and the move to providing more 'active' leisure facilities in the 1970s and 1980s that the sad decay of Valentines Park started. A process that has taken many millions of pounds to put right.