The well-loved Marsh Park, which is positioned between North Lane and Seagers Lane in Brierley Hill, will be marking 100 years since it first opened in September.
A celebration is planned for September to mark the park's 100th anniversary on Friday, September 17, 2021.
Frank Chamberlain, who is chairman of the Friends of Marsh Park group, and other volunteers in the group are planning to host a huge picnic in the park to mark the occasion.
Everyone is welcome to attend the celebration, including old and new residents, with people being encouraged to share their memories of the park and its history.
Alfred Marsh, of Marsh & Baxter a famous butcher, bacon and sausage company in the area, donated the land of Marsh Park to Brierley Hill.
The land spans across four acres and has a unique elevated position overlooking the surroundings areas to the west.
Marsh Park was partly built by First World War soldiers, manned by home guard and Royal Observer Corps in the Second World War with a lookout post and used for home guard and civil defence group practice after the war.
It was officially opened on September 17, 1921, and some of the work was actually completed by soldiers returning home.
The park played a prominent role in the area's local history.
A tank from the First World War was placed on Marsh Park facing the road at one point, however, it was removed for scrap during the Second World War.
Recently, new benches have been installed in the park which bear images of the Battle of Britain and Normandy Landings, and one of these benches has been placed close to where there was once a look-out post for fire watching and Home Guard activities during the Second World War.
Another memorial is also set to be restored and will coincide with Armistice remembrance services later this year.
Frank Chamberlain, chairman of the Friends of Marsh Park group, said: "We have been working with Dudley Council and a nearby war memorial is being restored and this work is due for completion in November.
“I would like to thank Julia Morris, a Green Care worker with Dudley Council for her help in raising about £7,000 in community funds and for overseeing the project. I would also like to thank Steve Blewitt, a council maintenance worker, who made the foundations.
"It will be the park’s centenary later this year and a picnic in the park is being planned for September 18 to mark the event.
"There will be a picnic in the park to celebrate. Families will bring their own picnic, but we will also be feeding families who use the food bank for free."
Heidi Marsh-Geyton, director of public realm at Dudley Council, said:“Dudley Council is pleased to be supporting the Friends of Marsh Park with the organisation of their centenary celebrations.
“As the event is scheduled for September, it is too early to know if Covid restrictions will be in place but we’re putting safety measure plans in place and will ensure the event is in accordance with the latest government guidance.”
The Friends of Marsh Park group was set up around the end of 2007 and has since played a vital role in improving and sprucing up the green space.
It has worked closely with residents, asking them what improvements they would like to see made to Marsh Park.
The Friends Group are looking for volunteers to join and assist with gardening, particularly on Friday mornings.
Anyone who wishes to join can contact organisers through the Facebook group.