A park for the people was the aim of Sir Joseph Paxton when he designed Birkenhead Park. It was opened in 1847 and is the first publically funded park in the world. Visitors can go on the Grand Tour of Europe and admire the Swiss Bridge, Roman Boathouse and splendid rockery set amongst fine tree planting in this Grade 1 listed landscape. Visitors can fish (permit required), play sport, walk and jog and try the outdoor fitness equipment, view exhibitions in the Gallery as well as join in the full and varied event programme. There is also a playground and climbing boulder for children.
There is plenty of free parking within the park and Birkenhead Park train station is less than 5 minutes walk from the visitor centre.
Birkenhead Park is open to pedestrians all day every day. The park is open to vehicles from dawn to dusk every day. The visitor centre and coffee shop are open from 9am to 4.00pm every day except 25th and 26th December and 1st January.
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Birkenhead Park Merseyside CH41 8AU