Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park was Britain's first publicly funded Municipal Park and is Joseph Paxton's major contribution to the design of public parks and is registered Grade 1 in English Heritage's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. A £11.3m restoration of the park was completed in 2008. The importance of the park as a heritage of national and international value, as well as an invaluable resource for the local community, had been the focus of the restoration project. From the outset the local authority and their partners have recognised the importance of ensuring the sustainability of the restoration. To this end there has been additional revenue commitment from Wirral MBC in order to facilitate the development of a dedicated park team within Birkenhead Park. The team comprises a park manager/team leader, gardeners, security and ranger teams who are currently working with a range of partners and stakeholders to deliver a 10 year Management Plan 2007-2017. This plan will ensure community involvement, improved visitor services, improved standards of maintenance and improved security and community safety. A key element of this work has been the engagement of the local community and key stakeholders to ensure their involvement and sense of ownership in the future management and development of the park. Key to this has been the involvement of local schools and groups in annual programmes of events and activities based around community arts, local heritage, health activities and sports.

Park Facilities

Allotment
Angling
Boating Lake
Bandstand
Bowling
Café/Restuarant
Children's Play Area
Events
Fitness Equipment
Football Pitch
Free parking
Historic Building
Multi Use Games Area
Nature Walks
Parking
Picnic Area
Pond
Public Transport Links
Shop
Tennis Court
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Walking Routes
Wildlife
Wildflower Area
Woodlands
Football Pitch
Green Flag
Award Winner
Green
Heritage Site
Managing Organisation
Wirral Council
Contact
Paul Davies
Telephone
0151 652 5197