The Friends of Court Hey Park are a close community group of local residents whose sole aim is to promote, conserve and help develop this beautiful park on the border of Liverpool and Knowsley. We are always working to encourage more people to visit and enjoy the park and to raise awareness of the park’s heritage and health value. The Friends are also responsible for the Gladstone Roots Project, a community led archaeology exploration of a Victorian mansion house.
We have also printed two books – A History of Court Hey Park, by George Peet and ‘A Mansion in the Park’, the Gladstone family and their servants 1836 – 1919 by Dave Roberts. Buying either book will help support our projects within the park, priced at only £3.50 each or £5 for both books they are available from the National Wildflower Centre shop, our meeting room or come along to any major event in the park and buy them from us at our stall.
We meet up to discuss matters relating to the park every first Monday of the month at 1.30 pm in our meeting room in the stable block of the National Wildflower Centre.
We discuss and plan activities and projects that will showcase the park and encourage people to come and enjoy the many facilities that it offers simply strolling through the grounds, having a picnic, Visiting the Wildflower Centre, taking refreshments in the Cornflower cafe, looking at the wildlife and hopefully making records that can be submitted to the Local Environmental records Centre at the Merseyside Biobank, playing cricket or bowls or using the outdoor gym and children’s playgrounds or coming along and taking part in our activities and even joining the Friends’ group.