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Get out and enjoy your favourite park, it’s Love Parks week!

by Laura Johnston

12 – 21 July is Love Parks Week, a time to celebrate gorgeous green spaces up and down the country.

Here in Knowsley, 18 of our parks have Green Flag Awards – an internationally recognised standard for the maintenance of green spaces.

Research shows that spending time outdoors can improve your mood, lower stress, help you to lose weight as well as a host of other health benefits. So pay a visit to your favourite park, or go out and explore somewhere you haven’t been before.

To celebrate Love Parks Week, there are a series of fun, free events taking place at a number of parks across the borough.

Get active in our parks

Court Hey Park, Halewood Park, Mill Dam and Stadt Moers host regular walking, Nordic walking and cycling activities that are free and accessible to all.

Contact our Green Space Ranger Team on 0151 443 3114, visit the council’s website or our What’s On guide on Knowsley News.

Fantastic fun day – Saturday 13 July, 12pm – 3pm

Ten Acre Pits, Acacia Avenue, Huyton, L36 5TW are holding an afternoon of fun activities for all ages.

Contact Karen on 0151 443 3114 for further information.

Traditional willow craft event – Thursday 18 July, 1pm – 3pm

At Stadt Moers Park Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, L35 3RG you can join the Green Space Ranger in a traditional craft session using willow.  Learn new skills and have fun at the same time.

Contact Gordon on 0151 489 1239 for more information.

For more information about Love Parks Week visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.

For more information about parks and green spaces in Knowsley visit the council’s website, http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/