SPRINGFIELD PARK, KNOTTY ASH, LIVERPPOOL
Springfield Park. 22 acres (8.9ha) is located in the suburb of Knotty Ash, and lies to the north of Prescot Road. Much of the park is now occupied by the newly rebuilt Alder Hey Children's Hospital, which opened in October 2015. The park has a direct track that links to the Loop Line (Trans Pennine Trail.)
CRESSINGTON PARK and GRASSENDALE PARK
Running inland from the North Shore of the River Mersey lie private parks – Regency, Victorian and Edwardian houses within a setting of forest trees, isolated from the rows of by-law properties by their own park gates – Grassendale and Cressington are two of these parks which extend into gracious boulevards and ‘well-treed’ areas of suburban South Liverpool.
Biodiverse Society Site Visit 19th May 2016: Carr Lane Lake is a modestly sized Local Wildlife Site near Prescot, Knowsley of 1.02 hectares. It is a wetland with a large area of open water which is unusual in Knowsley and it is fished. The site was cited as an LWS in 1995 for a diversity of 11 habitats, 2 regionally important species of plants and 5 locally rare species.
1718: Liverpool entrepreneur and attorney, Isaac Greene purchases manor of Childwall and the Manor House of Childwall Hall.
1749: Isaac Greene dies and daughter Mary inherits the estate and marries Bamber Gascoigne.
1780: New Childwall Hall built, replacing original manor house.