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Beautiful oriental themed Peasholm Park at the seaside resort of Scarborough features a system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges, Japanese themed gardens, an artificial boating lake, where mock naval battles are staged, a putting green and a champion tree walk. It was opened in 1912 and extended to include Peasholm Glen, a natural ravine, in 1924.
The park also features a unique miniature sea battle. The Naval Warfare event, Battle of Peasholm, has been enacted for half an hour three times a week during the summer season for over 80 years. The model boats used are mostly man powered earning the fleet the title of "The smallest manned navy in the world". Other events in the park include silver and brass band concerts, party in the park, proms in the park and lantern displays.
The Peasholm Glen Tree Trail has rare and unusual trees. The Lottery Funded project aims to conserve the trees and provides a leafleted trail identifying the most interesting and important species, the park is home to several Champion trees that are the tallest, widest and best examples of species in England. Dickson's Golden Elm was thought to have died out during the 1970s when Dutch Elm Disease wiped out so many of England's elms however the Glen at Peasholm Park contains two examples of this rare species.
Peasholm Park also has a putting green, a cafe serving both hot and cold food, a refreshments kiosk, an 18-hole mini golf course and the iconic Peasholm Park Island.