General Information

The site is 8.37 ha (20.67 acres) and lies within the suburban area of Blundellsands. It is set back about 270 metres from the mean high water line and is a relic of the once extensive mobile sand dune complex of the Sefton Coast. The surrounding developments have ensured that the Park is cut off from fresh supplies of sand, but areas of open dune remain in the north western section.

The south eastern section has developed a scrub cover of gorse and hawthorn over relic dune, but ongoing work has meant that many of these areas have been cleared to reveal a variety of native plants and flora.

Two amenity areas exist within the Park. There is  a children’s play area within the Park which provides a safe haven for families with young children.

The Park is big enough for users to enjoy a sense of space as they walk around the different sections forming a variety of landscapes and habitats. The open dune is designated as an SLBI (Site of Local Biological Interest) for its vegetation and associated fauna.

The Park has had a Warden based on site who both patrols the Park and has been instrumental and involved in supervising and implementing the many improvements, facilities and structures we see in the Park today.

The Park remains, in perpetuity, a safe area for the members’ quiet enjoyment allowing them to walk in a variety of semi-natural landscapes. The vegetation reflects the coastal origins, comprising open dune, woodland and gorse scrub as an integral part of a patchwork of largely native habitats. The Park is within the Sefton Red Squirrel buffer zone, so the tree species are mostly small-seeded broadleaf, with some Scots pine content. The perimeter of the park is screened using trees and shrubs forming a link between the woodland blocks.

The Trustees are committed to maintaining and improving the dune habitat of the Park that protects the many varied plant, animal and insect species together with providing a peaceful and tranquil environment for the Members to enjoy.