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Birkenhead Park

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Birkenhead Park is the first publicly funded park in Britain and is designed by Sir Joseph Paxton.

The concept was to create an idealised countryside landscape of open meadows, naturalistic woodland and beautiful lakes, which are shaped to appear as sinuous rivers with views across to features such as the Boathouse and Swiss Bridge. It is commonly believed that this park was the inspiration for the iconic Central Park in New York.

Following an £11 million restoration scheme, the park has seen major renovations to the Swiss Bridge, Boat House and Grand Entrance along with new bridges and paths. Also, a lot of the original planting has also been restored which reinstates the park’s status as a national treasure.

There is so much to see and do in Birkenhead Park, you will be spoilt for choice! Sit back and relax in the café or go for a stroll around the two lakes. There is a children’s playground to keep the little ones entertained and also football pitches, tennis courts and bowling greens. If you’re out walking the dog why not check out the beautiful woodland walks or check out the Swiss Bridge, Roman Boathouse and the grand entrance.

With all this and more a visit to Birkenhead Park is truly a day out in itself!

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