Birkenhead Park

Park Drive, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 4HY

0151 652 5197

birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk

www.wirral.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/parks/birkenhead-park

Guide Last Updated: 09/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Birkenhead Park was the world's first publicly funded park.

  • It was designed in 1847 by Joseph Paxton with the aim of creating a 'park for the people'.

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  • The venue is open 24hrs.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Birkenhead Park.

  • Bus stops are located on Park Road North, Park Road South and Park Road West.

  • The photograph shows the bus stops near the Park Road South entrance.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 210cm x 610cm (6ft 11in x 20ft).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Park Drive.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Vehicle access and parking is available in the park (on Park Drive) from dawn until dusk.

  • There are some restrictions during major events.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the junction of Park Road North and Park Road East.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • Two pedestrian entrances are either side of the driveway.

  • There is level access, but the path leading up to the entrance is cobbled and may not suitable for wheelchair users without assistance.

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  • This information is for the entrance located near the junction of Park Road East and Park Road South.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in).

  • A bollard inside the entrance narrows the width to 100cm.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Ashville Road.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Ashville Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Park Road North.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Park Road South.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • Two pedestrian entrances are either side of the driveway.

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  • The park is accessible from a number of different directions, with over 10 pedestrian access gates and 4 regular vehicle access gates (2 each for the upper

  • and lower parks).

  • Additional vehicle access gates are opened on specific events to allow for a greater level of access.

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  • The park or garden does have footpaths.

  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).

  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.

  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.

  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

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  • Activities within the park include a children's playground, football pitches, bowling greens, fitness trail and two lakes for fishing.

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  • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the Birkenhead Park Visitors Centre.

  • The nearest standard toilet is located within the Birkenhead Park Visitors Centre.