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.Find out more
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.
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.Explore
What’s OnThere’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.
International Symposium - 2nd session
As part of the Birkenhead Park 175 celebrations, the park will be (virtually) hosting an international conference on The Genesis of the Green Infrastructure, focusing on the international diffusion of […]
On Saturday 28th May, join us for a very special Victorian Day in Birkenhead Park! Talented young actors from the Pilgrim Street Arts Centre will play a witty re-enactment of […]
Wheels for all
Join Wirral inclusive cycling activities taking place along the paths of the park.
Free buggy walks and meet-ups for mums, dads, grandparents, and carers to be living in Wirral Movement and Bloom is all about local people and bringing local people together! Our […]
News and ViewsKeep 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!
Edward Kemp Community Garden’s 10th Anniversary
On Wednesday the 30th of March, the Edward Kemp Community Garden had a double celebration. Firstly the 10th birthday of the garden, postponed for a year because of Covid restrictions. The second reason was celebrating a grant from the Duchy of Lancaster.