Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead
Categories: Nature & Parks
Birkenhead Park is a public park in the centre of Birkenhead, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England. It was designed by Joseph Paxton and opened on 5 April 1847. It is generally acknowledged as the first publicly funded civic park in the world. Paxton had earlier designed Princes Park, Liverpool, a private development.Plan your Birkenhead Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Birkenhead using our Birkenhead vacation builder.
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This park is always well maintained and clean. Nice little walk round and playground is good. Cafe is good for a drink too.
We visited the park late Sunday afternoon. After leaving the Visitor Centre we walked around some of the pathways and went in the Boathouse where we saw the lovely mosaic floor, then we walked over th... read more »
Work close by and went for a wander at lunch. Never knew how pretty the park would be, especially given the location. Beautiful place for a walk, run or picnic. Can imagine it in it's heyday.
This has to be one of the Best Parks in Europe. Thanks to the amazing commitment of the staff and volunteers I enjoy this facility every week of the year. Would really hope that everyone in the area could respect this place for what it is, an amazing bit of social commitment from our, not so distant ancestors. Great foresight to gift to the whole community of Birkenhead. Get down there and enjoy.
Ideal for dog walking and taking the kids. There is a safe playground and quieter areas for letting your dogs have a run. Great shame though that the bins aren't emptied as often as maybe they could be and then the irresponsible dog owners may start to pick up after their dogs.
Beautiful park. Well maintained and I believe the model for New York's Central Park!
Was quietly enjoying a nice fish in one of the ponds, when I was striken with pure excitement as I caught an Orca, was the proudest moment of my life I celebrated with my grandad as we raised this monster into the air, we were cheered on by a large group of doggers who we interrupted in a near by bush with our cheering! We shared a group hug and released the animal back into the wild! Can't wait to go again!
Lovely park, perfect for a run or a day out
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