Let us know if you love your local park. From 14-23 July, simply visit a park, take a photo and share the reason why you love it on social media using the hashtag #LoveParks to @knowsleycouncil.
You’re never far from a park or green space in Knowsley – and there’s much more to do in our local parks than you may think. Here are just a few ideas to get you out all year round!
1. Get fit using one of our ‘Work Out’ green gyms
There are green gyms at 15 parks across Knowsley boasting the latest equipment – including static bikes, bench presses and steppers – giving users all the fitness benefits of using the great outdoors while going to the gym for free! There are also ‘natural’ structures like climbing frames, as well as fitness trails and exercise circuits using existing path networks.
2. Step out and meet new friends by joining a walking group
… or just enjoy strolling along our network of scenic pathways and walking routes. There are regular walking sessions at Stadt Moers Park, Halewood Park, Mill Dam Park, Kirkby and Court Hey Park, Huyton. There are also Nordic Walking sessions at Halewood and Court Hey Parks.
3. Get on your bike and join one of the regular cycling sessions run by Pedal Away
Daytime and evening cycling sessions for cyclists of all abilities start from Stadt Moers Park, Halewood Park, Court Hey Park and Mill Dam Park. There’s also a ‘wheels for all’ session offering adapted bikes for those with disabilities.
4. Join a parks’ volunteer or ‘friends’ group
Why not volunteer to help out at your local park? It’s a great way to stay active and healthy – and meet new people. Parks’ volunteers help with activities like tree planting, fence building, pond works and clean ups.
There are environmental task days at Halewood Park on Wednesdays: 10am – 12 noon. Please call 0151 488 6151 for more information.
Friends of Court Hey Park – Meet on the first Monday of the month (1.30pm – 3pm) except Bank Holidays. Call 0151 443 3114 for information.
Friends of Stadt Moers Park – Meet on the first Wednesday of the month (6.30pm – 9.30pm) Call 0151 489 1239 for information.
5. Look out for news of community events or fun days
6. Try your hand at bushcraft
Are you planning an ‘away day’ or team building event at work – then why not join one of Knowsley’s popular Bush Craft events?
For an exciting and fun event for your company, the council offers a package of Bush Craft activities in a woodland environment aimed at testing your endurance, building resilience and helping you work together to problem solve.
For more information contact 0151 443 2485 or email email@example.com
Millennium Green in Kirkby will be having two days of bush craft activities for everyone to enjoy on Wednesday 26th July – 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. and again on Thursday 27th July – 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. Come down and enjoy fun, games and survival techniques with the Green Space Rangers.
7. Enroll at Forest School
Help children and young people learn about the natural environment by joining a forest school session.
Knowsley Council offers forest schools activities for children of all ages delivered by fully trained forest school practitioners. These fun and engaging activities can be school-based or offered at one of our inspirational open spaces and woodlands.We can also offer activities linked to the curriculum strands in Biology, English, Maths, Geography, ICT and History. For more information about Early Years or Green Challenge sessions, please contact 0151 443 2485, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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