Visitors to Court Hey Park in Huyton will soon be able to make use of new-look paths and walkways following improvement works currently underway at the park.
The improvements, which will improve accessibility around the park, are funded by a £75,000 grant from Veolia in partnership with the Mersey River Trust, and £19,000 from Viridor Credits in partnership with the Friends of Court Hey Park. The improvements will include:
- resurfacing of the stone pedestrian path at the Roby Road entrance to create an all-weather surface;
- repairs to path surfaces damaged by tree roots, including the paths on the Back Field and those leading into the Sunken Garden;
- updated vehicle road markings into and out of the park;
- tree works and vegetation removal;
- creation of a new flexi pave pedestrian path from Thornton Road to the Sunken Garden, and an accessible stone path into and around the Community Orchard, and
- creation of an off-line flood storage wetland.
It’s expected the works will be completed in summer, with path diversions to alternative routes signposted during the works.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “Court Hey Park is a much loved green space used by many walkers and visitors every day and we are delighted to have been awarded this funding which has made these works possible. These improvements will not only improve access to the park, but will provide new, accessible walkways to some of the key attractions at the park. We are keeping any disruption caused by the works to a minimum and appreciate everyone’s patience at this time.”