Wavertree Playground (The Mystery)

This 104 acre park was given to Liverpool Corporation in 1895 by an anonymous city well-wisher — the reason why it is affectionately known as 'The Mystery'.

Later, it was discovered the mystery donor was Philip H. Holt whose family fortunes were made from the shipping trade, and who also owned the Sudley Estate.

Due to its proximity to Wavertree Sports Park (Aquatics, Tennis and Athletics Centre), it is a popular venue for cross country running and other sporting events.


Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, all year round.

You can access the park via Wellington Road, Prince Alfred Road, Smithdown Road and Grant Avenue.

Parking is available at Wavertree Sports Park. Please respect residential parking areas and other restrictions.





Park events

Find out about all park events from the main Google calendar