Atlantic Blue Cedar at south end of Lake

HELP
HELP
We urgently need volunteers to staff the FoAP Tea  Shop on a Sunday afternoon.Can you help? Please ring Dave Wade on 0151 625 6184.

May Fair is 10.00am - 4.00pm.

All band concerts are 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the Upper Park. Remember to bring an umbrella and something to sit on.

Coming Events Summer 2018
  • 7th May - May Fair Fun for all the family


  • 27th May - Peninsula Jazzmen


  • 10th June - Swing Era


  • 24th June - Wirral Symphonic Wind Band


  • 8th July - Ellesmere Port Concert Brass


  • 22nd July - Mold Town Concert Band


  • 9th Sept - Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass


 

Welcome to Ashton Park 

Ashton Park is an attractive Victorian/Edwardian park situated close to West Kirby town centre and to the Wirral Way which runs through the park and bisects the Upper and Lower Parks. The park is open all hours for use and is a well-used facility with an estimated 10,000 people of all ages using it every week. Users are drawn from all over Wirral as well as the immediate locality and are attracted by the range of facilities and the attractiveness of the park. The park was developed between 1899 and 1906 through the good will of Miss E M Ashton who loaned the land. After her death in 1935 the park passed into public ownership.

 
Facilities and features of the park include:-

  • Extensive shrubberies.
  • Rose and other planted beds.
  • Large variety of trees.
  • Attractive stone gateposts and decorative metal gates.
  • A range of interpretation boards about the park and its history.
  • Lake with island, wildfowl and fountain.
  • Large children’s playground for all ages.
  • Multi-use games area (football and basketball).
  • Football field.
  • Tennis courts.
  • Two bowling greens- there is at least one men's bowling club and a ladies bowling club.
  • Teashop (limited opening)
  • Toilets (limited opening).
  • Boules pitch.
  • Junior orienteering course
  • Tree trail
  • Planet trail.

 Metropolitan Borough of Wirral  ,who employ gardeners on site,own and maintain the Park . The Friends of Ashton Park ,who administer this web site, work in partnership with the Borough and many improvements have been made. This resulted in the award of Green Flag status in 2004/5 and for its re-award in every year since then.  This strong partnership between the Friends and the Borough induced the Green Flag judge, when awarding us Green Flag status for 2013/2014, to make the following comment: "Ashton Park has an exemplary Friends Group whose energy and commitment is commendable. The Council's commitment to work in partnership is similarly to be commended. The Park is a great example of community involvement.....

Location Map of Ashton Park
If you wish to travel by train the park is easily accessible by Merseyrail Liverpool to West Kirby line and is only 5 - 10 minutes walk from West Kirby station. Many bus services also stop adjacent to the station.

This website last updated 7th April 2018