'It's lovely to see people getting out'
Retired tour guide Maureen Morley, aged 67, from Sneyd Green, said: "Burslem Park is somewhere I used to visit a lot because I used to go to a nearby school.
"It is somewhere I have come for many years and it was sad to see it had got a bit run down.
"I think the restoration is brilliant and it feels like it is back to how it used to be."
Retired art shop assistant Merle Breeze, aged 68, of Lockett Street, Birches Head, said: "I think the park looks excellent today.
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"It is lovely to see people using the park again and getting out.
"We come to Burslem Park at least once a week and we have been keeping a close eye on the restoration to see how it is coming along."
Administration worker Claire Breeze, aged 41, of Bowden Street, Burslem, said: "I use the park up to twice a day because I walk my dog here.
"It is lovely to see all the old Victorian features restored.
"The park is part of the community so I agree that the money should be spent on areas like this for everybody to enjoy.
"I only moved here six months ago and I have got to know so many people by visiting the park, it is very valued by the people."
Kevin Birks, aged 61, a retired city council worker, of Cranberry Lane, Alsager said: "I used to work on Burslem's regeneration but I retired five years ago.
"The change in the park is fabulous and it is really excellent to come to see it today. You can't fault the work that has been done here, and it is very interesting to come back and see how it has all turned out."
Houswife Michelle Felton, aged 26, of Sytchmill Way, Burslem, said: "We had seen the invitations up around Burslem and decided to come down and check it out.
"Because I have grown up in the area I thought it would be a nice place to bring the kids.
"It has been a brilliant day and there is so much going on."
Student Kimberly Bond, aged 20, of Carlton Road, Shelton, said: "It has been a really great event and there has been something for everything.
"I thought it was a good idea to do the speeches in the park so people could hear the history."