The People's Garden

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Welcome to
Birkenhead Park

Welcome to the People’s Garden – nearly 140 acres of historic parkland to lose yourself in. Discover bridges, the boat house and beautiful woodlands. Take a lakeside walk, a playground scramble, or find your new favourite running route. Nature, history, sport, relaxation – it’s all here, waiting to be explored

A community space open to all

Birkenhead Park is known as the People’s Garden and is much loved by the local community. For almost two hundred years it’s been a major landmark here on the Wirral and is greatly valued by locals, as well as visitors from across the UK and around the world. This beautiful open space in the heart of Birkenhead is open every minute of every day for anyone who wishes to enjoy it.

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Your Visit

Birkenhead Park is one of the most popular parks in Merseyside, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. With so much to see and do, you might want to plan your visit ahead of time. Find out the best way to get here, as well as details about our amenities and facilities.

Your Visit


Birkenhead Park is an incredibly special place, being a global pioneer in the development of public parks. If you want to know more about the park and its history, its link with New York’s Central Park, or its wildlife, then this is the place for you. Find out all about the parkland, or follow one of our walking trails to get the most out of your visit. We also have a range of learning resources for visitors of all ages.


What’s On

There’s always something interesting going on at Birkenhead Park. From fairs and festivals, to guided walks and charity runs, we’re one of the best venues for local events. You’ll find details of all the upcoming events and activities here.
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News and Views

Keep up to date with all the latest news and developments at the People’s Garden, and check out the articles and stories posted on the blog. If you want to send us your own article, we’d love to hear from you!

Get Involved

Birkenhead Park is your park and we have a fantastic group of local volunteers who help us look after it and promote it in so many different ways. We also work closely with local schools and colleges. Whoever you are, this is where you’ll discover plenty of ways to get involved.