The Whitworth Park is a public park that is frequented by people who work in the area and students of the University of Manchester. This relatively small park spans an area of around 18 acres and is located opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital. The park features a statue of King Edward VII, commemorating his visit in 1909 when the new Royal Infirmary buildings were opened. To the north of the park are student residences owned by the University of Manchester. The Whitworth park also includes a play area, floodlit football facilities and is home to the Whitworth Art Museum. This park may not offer a host of activities, however it is still a pleasant refuge to escape to from the bustling city that surrounds it.