Towneley Park is the largest park in Burnley. It has a long history as a private estate, with much of it's current landscape the result of work carried out in the late eighteenth century by Charles Towneley. The Park and former family residence, Towneley Hall were purchased by Burnley Corporation in 1902 and have been in public use ever since. It is widely and affectionately known locally as "the jewel in Burnley's crown". With an extensive range of events, activities and exhibitions Towneley provides something for every visitor. There are exhibitions, woodland walks, sculpture trails, an award winning permaculture project (Offshoots), play areas, sports pitches, two golf courses, pitch and putt, ornamental gardens, cafe and a gift shop. The Towneley Hall museum and art gallery.