friends of birkenhead park

That which is good should be preserved


Future of public parks inquiry

 The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into public parks to examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces and consider concerns that their existence is under threat.

The Committee looks at how parks should be supported now and in the future. This includes studying alternative management and funding models, such as a mutual or a trust.

The consultation closed on 30 September but you can still sign the petition. Professor Robert Lee, chairman of the Friends, submitted a report which you can read here…

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News from The Friends

If you have any news you would like to share about the Friends, volunteers or just the park, then please get in touch via the Contact page

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Park newsletter

Do you have some Park related news or photographs that you would like to share? If so please e-mail them here… When sending photographs please attach them to an e-mail and give them a descriptive name. Thank you.


March 2017

Ducks return to Edward Kemp Community Garden & Growing area. See more of them here…

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Edward Kemp Blue Plaque

170 years after the Park officially opened, its first superintendent, Edward Kemp, was honoured by the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by Mayor of Wirral Councillor Pat Hackett.

Kemp became a well known and successful author and a leading Victorian Landscape gardener.

You can see the plaque outside the Visitor Centre.

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The prestige award of Tourism Ambassador of the Year was presented to Professor Robert Lee MBE, Chairman of the Friends of Birkenhead Park by the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Pat Hackett.

The Wirral Tourism Ambassador is someone who has shown dedication and commitment to service excellence in the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry over a period of several years. They will have gained industry respect locally and perhaps further afield.