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Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
+44 151 652 5197
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"Nice memories of this park"

This park has nice memories for me as i grew up near this large park. There are several entrances... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Park of natural beauty

This park has been used for centuries, as a place for people of all ages, to relax spend time with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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On Easter Monday 1847, the gates were opened to the very first publicly funded park in the world. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton - Birkenhead Park was created to be the People's Garden - a place where the lowliest peasant to the British Monarch could stand together to enjoy a piece of the countryside in the middle of the city. In 1850, Fredrick Law Olmstead visited the park and with its inspiration, then went on to design and create what is arguably the most famous public park in the world - Central Park New York. In 2004 Birkenhead Park underwent an £11.8million restoration return it to its former glory. Today, Birkenhead Park is a Grade I listed landscape and carries the prestigious Green Heritage Award. It caters for all visitors with a number of sports such as Football, Cricket, Bowls, Angling and cycling, as well a visitors centre and access to some of the original structures around the park.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“swiss bridge” (14 reviews)
“dog walkers” (8 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
+44 151 652 5197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has nice memories for me as i grew up near this large park. There are several entrances to the park,parking is free.There is a visitors centre here which is modern.There is a cafe which serves hot and cold drinks and a seating area...More

Thank PhilfromCheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has been used for centuries, as a place for people of all ages, to relax spend time with pets and families, and generally enjoy their surroundings. It's a place of natural beauty, and with the general publics help can remain for evermore

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant recent walk around the Park. Children playing on swings etc, dog walkers, families. The Park is a very pleasant and safe place to go during the day & is well used. Nice to walk over the Swiss Bridge or stand on top of...More

Thank JohnLB2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is was a large part of my childhood. Lived near to in the 40's and 50's and was always pleased with area.

Thank Mazzame1
Reviewed November 15, 2017

This park ia a delight to visit, it ticks all the boxes for families it has a modern visitors centre thanks to the lottery money, and cafe for refreshments. In the park there is the Swiss Bridge over the lake, and a stone Boat House...More

Thank kelimages
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Really lucky to have this on our doorstep great for a nice walk with the dogs and the kids park is nice and cleaned well looked after

Thank Gary J
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I've been coming to Birkenhead park since I was little. Playing on the big rocks , a nice walk round the lake ,over the Swiss bridge. and a nice cup of coffee in the cafe.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This park was the playground of my youth. Not having a garden I would play with my siblings and have picnics in the summer. There are lots of meandering paths, fields, a lake with a Victorian boathouse, rocks to climb and hills to roll down....More

Thank Redalexis1961
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Always have a walk around here with my family when we visit the area. Lovely Park with plenty to see and do.

Thank Lee F
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Every time I visit here I feel so glad that Joseph Paxton designed such a lovely space that is open to everyone. When stressed you can come here and restore your calm. It is beautifully landscaped with fine mature trees. It is great for families,...More

Thank miriam b
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July 9, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
No tennis courts are free to play on,but you have to bring your own equipment, i don,t mean nets though.And you can park your car on the road outside were you can see it,with a short walk round to the courts, hope that... More
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi There are no charges for any parking in Birkenhead Park, and vehicles are permitted to park at any point along the carriage drive. We do ask that visitors are considerate and avoid parking in front of gates or pathways... More
Elaine S
November 16, 2015|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi Elaine Two options - First is to use the merseyrail service from any of the Wirral line stations in Liverpool, get a train to West Kirby or New Brighton and get off at Birkenhead Park Station, just a short walk from... More