Parks and Green Spaces

Knowsley is home to some of the best open spaces on Merseyside. With a variety of formal parks, gardens, woodlands, natural spaces, sports areas and playgrounds, as well as numerous Green Flag award-winning sites, there’s something for everyone.

Knowsley has four Borough Parks and 17 local parks and natural spaces. There’s also a variety of exciting play spaces, including the pioneering Play Pathfinder programme, which has brought 28 exciting natural play spaces to the borough.

Get Active

Parks and green spaces are great places to get active with miles of attractive walking and cycling paths. Why not get out and explore or join the Green Space Rangers at a walking, cycling or conservation group in a park near you?

If you are organising an event at a park in Knowsley, please visit this link.

Green space volunteering

Volunteering is a great way of making a difference to the green spaces you love. It provides an opportunity to say ‘I did that’ and make Knowsley’s green and open spaces better for the people who visit and the wildlife that live there.
There are lots of reasons to volunteer in our green spaces. You will be giving something back to your community, developing new skills, building on existing experience and knowledge, as well as meeting like-minded people and improving your health.
Volunteering opportunities include, but are not limited to, practical conservation work, wildlife surveying, help with guided walks and school visits.
If you’re interested in getting involved please download a copy of our Green Space Volunteer Expression of Interest form, fill it in and email it to Or you can contact the Environmental Sustainability Services team on 0151 443 2819.

Find out more in our Green Space Volunteering Volunteer Handbook (PDF 488kb)