Welcome to Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park (1847) WORLD’S FIRST

The Birkenhead Park public tennis court site has 6 all-weather macadam hard courts and 4 mini tennis courts which are free to access throughout the year! The tennis courts are located in the quiet upper part of the park and are fully accessible for anyone wanting to play tennis including full-time wheelchair users. There is ample parking on Park Road North within 100 yards of the courts. The toilet facilities are inclusive and accessible via the visitors centre located at the lower end of the park. The visitors centre café also serves hot food and is open from 9am-4.30pm seven days a week. The courts are well served via public transport on the 437 bus route and also Birkenhead Park train station being a 5 minute walk away. Courts are easy to book using the booking tab.

Birkenhead Park is the World’s First publically funded park  designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1847 as a ‘park for the people’

A Grade 1 Listed heritage park that influenced the design of many parks including Central Park New York, it provides the perfect setting for a relaxing game of tennis.

The courts were refurbished to provide an excellent playing surface for playing all year round.

For those wanting to meet other players and develop their skills there is a community programme in place.

Park Information

  • 6 porous macadam courts
  • 4 mini tennis courts
  • Visitor Centre with café and toilets located nearby (open 7 days a week 9am to 4.30pm, excluding Christmas day & Boxing Day)

We're hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend event!

Try tennis for free this summer at a Great British Tennis Weekend event! Rackets and balls will be provided, so whether you’ve never picked up a racket before or you’re a seasoned regular – there is fun to be had.

How to find us

Park Road North Birkenhead Cheshire CH41 8AX


Birkenhead Park

Park Road North
CH41 8AX

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Wirral Borough Council

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