After an unseasonal period of good weather and some spectacular city events, the large lawn area of Chavasse Park was due a little TLC.
Our much-loved city centre park is home to a diverse flora and fauna of dozens of flower, plant, insect and bird species. It’s enjoyed by visitors to Liverpool as a summer picnic space or for winter walks amongst the evergreens, providing solace and connection to nature in a busy urban area packed with things to do.
It’s also the perfect place to enjoy events, and as we were blessed with good weather and hosting Eurovision early this year, work was needed to bring the park back to its former glory so a summer of activity and relaxation could be enjoyed!
We take our surroundings very seriously for the enjoyment of our visitors, so we got to work straight away to improve the lawn area, closing off the area for a few weeks and proceeding on a programme of:
· Aeration to improve irrigation and soil structure
· Top dressing to improve soil enrichment and structure
· Re-seeding and feeding to improve coverage
After a few days, new shoots started appearing, and in a matter of weeks the park was looking better than ever before, just in time for ChessFest that took place at the start of summer. The reopening of Chavasse Park means that the public can once again enjoy activities like the free Nature Trail, aimed at getting kids more interested in their green surroundings.
In a further commitment to our environment, which already includes the Living Wall along the Strand, our Greener Futures Fund, bees and much more, we’ve installed new recycling bins on the park which aims to help people dispose of their rubbish responsibly.
And we topped it all off by being awarded the Green Flag status for yet another year, our eleventh consecutive award since 2012. We proudly fly our Green Flag status alongside two other city parks, Stanley Park and Sefton Park.