Birkenhead Park opened 5th April 1847 - 175 years of giving to the people of Birkenhead!

Swiss bridge
Friends of Birkenhead Park


The Friends of Birkenhead Park was formed in 1976 by Lord (Griff) Evans of Claughton, as he perceived the need for someone to speak for the interests of the Park, which he clearly saw as part of our national heritage. Still going strong, the Friends play a vital role in helping the Park staff and liaise closely with the local authority on matters concerning the Park.

That which is good should be preserved!


It was with great pride the Friends of Birkenhead Park received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service on 2nd June 2021. This is the highest sector award and the Friends are immensely proud of all our volunteers who help keep Birkenhead Park in the finest of condition.

Italian Lodge


Throughout the Park there is something wonderful to see around every corner. From the Grand Entrance to the modern day Visitor Centre, from elaborate Lodges to simple tree lined banks and lakes there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Joseph Paxton

Joseph Paxton

Joseph Paxton, the man responsible for the laying out, construction and design of the Park. This was one of many parks that Paxton went on to design throughout the country.
Wild flowers

Edward Kemp Garden

Managed and run by the Friends, the Edward Kemp Community Garden and Growing Area is simply:  A place for community groups and schools to grow!