Armed police responded after dog walkers were allegedly threatened by a man with an imitation firearm on New Year’s Day.
The imitation firearm, which is believed to have been aimed from a garden backing onto the park, was reported to have made a sound when it was discharged.
A local man has been arrested.
Cheshire Police spokeswoman Rachel Hayes said: “At around 11.30am on 1 January 2018 police were informed that a man had threatened dog walkers with what was believed to be an imitation firearm.
“Police attended and arrested a 38-year-old man from Chester on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.”