queens park

Bug House and Sonic Hedgehog

Building the Queens Park Bug house was a real family affair. We put out signs inviting children to come along and help with the build. We asked children to bring along a selection of materials that bugs would like to hide in, for example, straw, dried leaves, small branches, and plastic bottles (tops off) to fill. We provided pallets, bricks, and pre-drilled logs for solitary bees.
Kingsmead school children made the bug signs you see displayed on the fence. For a bit of fun and to add interest to the area we added wooden animal characters including Sonic the hedgehog and toadstools for the fairies.

Queens park round flower bed

This bed was in a bad state, full of brambles, it had to be completely cleared. A large quantity of manure was added. We have planted Queen Elizabeth roses (as its Queens Park and it was the Queen’s 90th birthday). Also, planter were Allium bulbs and other perennials. Around the edge we planted Nepeta Six Hills giant, this protects the planting from the prevailing winds and the bees love it.

Daffodils and Crocus

Over the year many daffodils we have planted many daffodils with local children adding more all the time. The Crocus corms were provided by The local Rotary as part of the ‘purple4Polio’ campaign.

Green flag award

The Friends were delighted to have achieved Green Flag status in Queens Park since 2014.
PDF below of 2019 Green Flag feedback  (if not displayed, please refresh page)

Queens park volunteers

Our volunteers have spent many hours bringing Queens Park back to life (in all weathers).

Queens Park Nepeta & wildlife hedges

To attract wildlife a mixed wildlife hedge has been planted near the Cottage hospital end of Queens Park. To attract the bees and to make a colourful border alongside the bowling green we have planted a long row of Nepeta Six Hills Giant.

Queens Park History

Hoylake U3A group in connection with the Friends and Hawk Bowling Club carried out a detailed history of the park which we are pleased to display below. (if not shown, please refresh page)

queens park tea room

Queens Park pavilion Tea room is shared between the Friends and Hawk Bowling Club. In the past the Tea room was opened for park users but is now only opened up for special days and events.

queens park general views

These are some general views of Queens Park

Queens Park Infastructure improvements

Queens Park infrastructure had been left to deteriorate for many years. Over the last through years with grant funds, events and donations  and help from local businesses we have refurbished the tea room, renovated and painted the four sets of double gates, replaced 12 benches and added 3 extra, added many new playground items including the very popular activity trail, installed a deflbrator. 

Queens Park Management Plan

Wirral Council and the Friends have developed a management plan for Queens Park, unfortunately with the current costing restraints the Council is limited in what can be done to meet the expectations of the plan
PDF below (if not displayed please refresh page)

Hoylake holy trinity school

To try and resolve the age old problem of some people not picking up their dog poo, we asked the children from Holy Trinity school to design ‘pick up your dog poo’ signs that we could put up around the park. As you can imagine we had some hilarious designs but all to the point. We were asked by the school to attend a pick up your dog poo assembly which was great fun and hopefully some lessons learnt.