Parks and Greenspaces

Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve

70 acres of land stretching from Garston Docks to Liverpool John Lennon Airport on the banks of the Mersey Estuary. With panoramic views across the estuary, it's a great location for walking, sailing, bird watching, cycling and plane spotting.

Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve

Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve

You can access the Coastal Reserve from Speke Boulevard (A561) at the Banks Road junction.

Parking is available at the Blackburne Street entrance and Speke Hall.

Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve, L24 1XD

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Speke Hall Estate

You can also access the site via Speke Hall Estate for a fee. Access Via Speke Hall, one of the region's finest Grade I Tudor Manor Houses, is controlled by the National Trust. See the Speke Hall website for opening hours and entrance fees.


Parking is available at the Blackburne Street entrance and Speke Hall.

Trans Pennine Trail

Direct access to the Mersey Way and nearby access to the Trans Pennine Trail.

Local wildlife site

The site is of specific scientific interest (SSSI) and of nature conservation value. Includes a regionally important geological/geomorphological site (RIGS) due to the soft cliffs on the north shore.

Bird watching

Unique access to large expanses of intertidal mudflats and salt marshes.

Liverpool Sailing Club

Liverpool Sailing Club's 1,000 ft slipway gives the only true access to the River Mersey from the north shore.

Parks byelaws

So that everyone can enjoy our parks and open spaces we have policies and byelaws in place which cover:

  • Protection of the ground, its wildlife and the public
  • Horses, cycles and vehicles
  • Play areas, games and sports
  • Waterways
  • Model aircraft

Byelaws are local laws made by the council, which means we can issue penalties and act to protect property and individuals.