Parks and Public Spaces
Liverpool has a great heritage of public parks and gardens. There are more than 1 million trees and over 2,500 acres of parks and open spaces in Liverpool.
Much of the open space, which today is in public ownership, was for centuries private estate land.
Liverpool City Centre features a number of parks and gardens that provide welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area. These include St John's Gardens, Chevasse Park and the Bluecoat Courtyard.
Liverpool City Council own and manage a number of parks in the city, such as the historic Calderstones Park and the Victorian parks, namely Stanley Park, Shiel Park, Newsham Park and Sefton Park. Entry to these parks is free of charge and all offer various facilities.