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Pedestrians and Cyclists are prioritised at Birkenhead Park during COVID-19

Birkenhead Park will be closed to vehicles temporarily (from 17 April 2020) in line with government guidelines to help tackle COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the borough has seen an increase in the number of cyclists and pedestrians and the closure aims to keep them safe and reduce the number of people travelling to the park by car.

Please do not park or block access to the park gates as emergency services and park staff will still need to maintain access for essential services.

Birkenhead Park, the first publicly funded municipal park in the world, has been recognised as a key location for daily exercise, particularly during this time, due to its central location.

Wirral’s a diverse and unique coastal and countryside landscape as well as parks and open spaces, particularly during this uncertain and difficult time, provide local environments to maintain both physical and mental health and it is hoped that this measure will provide reassurance to those using the park and allow them the continue doing so safely.

We apologise for any inconvenience but hope that residents will continue to enjoy the borough’s parks and open spaces and remain adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines. 

For more information about our Parks and open spaces, please visit the council website.