Our Favourites – Sefton Park
As recommended by Inday Anderson, Kitchen Assistant
A very popular 235 acres designated a grade Historic Park. The park was opened on 20 May 1872 “for the health and enjoyment of the townspeople”. With the rapid growth of the city and cramped neighbourhoods it was recognised that a green space be created. The park reflected the grandeur of the city during its mid-Victorian period when Liverpool was the second city of the Empire.
The park has a ‘gallops’ (very popular with today’s runners with a 2.2km circumference), a Grade II* Palm House, a replica of the Eros fountain and a replica of the Peter Pan statue – unveiled in the presence of JM Barrie himself.
I love walking through the park, it has so many different trees and views and I enjoy the seasons changing as the swans and ducks bring up their young ones.