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Birkenhead Park

Park Drive, Birkenhead. CH41 4HY • (0151) 652 5197
Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead
Birkenhead Park, Birkenhead

Birkenhead Park was the world’s first publicly funded park, designed in 1847 by Joseph Paxton with the aim of creating a ‘Park for the people.’ Birkenhead was a major influence on Frederick Law Olmsted's design of Central Park, New York.

The two parks are closely linked and during a visit to Birkenhead Park Doug Blomsky, CEO of Central Park Conservancy, referred to Birkenhead Park as the ‘father’ park to Central Park.

Facilities and attractions include a Visitor Centre with café, Grade I Historic Landscape, Children’s playground and play boulder, two lakes, Swiss Bridge, Roman Boathouse and the Grand Entrance.


Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Picnic Area, Public Toilets.

No easily accessible wifi. Designated smoking areas only.

Opening Times:

The Park is open at all times. The Visitor Centre is open 9am-4.30pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located west of Liverpool across the River Mersey in the centre of Birkenhead.

Getting There:

National Rail Birkenhead Park railway station: Five minutes walk.


Free onsite parking available.

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Birkenhead Park, Park Drive, Birkenhead. CH41 4HY • (0151) 652 5197

Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020

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