A park for every one.
It's got an athletics stadium, football and rugby pitches, a skateboard park (Used by rollers skaters and BMXers as well)
Walks along the Mersey and Blackbear canal, olded dry dock, allotments, large kids playgrounds, bowling greens plus probably other things I've forgot to mention.
There's ample parking in the park.
It could be a great park but I guess there is no funding for it now. There's an old kiosk that would make a great ice cream hut if it was re-opened.
It's a nice place to spend a few hours on a sunny afternoon.
As parks go, I ave always been reasonably fond of this one. When I was a teacher, we always held sports days at Viccy Park and it was a wonderful afternoon away from lessons - for teachers and pupils.
In recent years, the athletics grandstand and track has been completely overhauled and is now a superb venue.
There are numerous football, rugby and cricket pitches available, as well as children's play area, crown green bowls and a skateboard park. Unfortunately, the users of the skateboard park are of the opinion that everything is there solely for their benefit. On a number of occasions, I have had to move pulled down fences which they had put across the paths, effectively preventing me from pushing a wheelchair to the area.
There is a large carpark, but be extremely careful if you don't drive a Landrover or tractor!
On the pathways, one always needs to be aware that bicyclists may, at any time, come along at speed. If you don't allow them right of way you will receive quite a lot of abuse, although, occasionally, I have come across some with good manners.
Back to the positive side, the authotities have really tried hard to make this park attractive to all and, in the main, have succeeded. It is a delightful place to go for a full afternoon's walk, across all the wild areas and along the former Black Bear canal.
This is the park I used in my youth 50s and 60s it had a bandstand people sat in hired deckchairs to listen to bands in summer it had a large stone paddling pool, ice cream kiosk, pavilion, bowling greens but above all it had parklands ie lawns flower beds and managed wooded areas. Now that was when it was a park,over the years the park has been badly neglected and all kinds of modern amenities have come to the site, I know we have to move with the times and people today want adventure type facilities but unfortunately I think this has been at the expense of the parkland natural and cultivated where people could stroll and enjoy nature. let's call this place what it has become an outdoor activity centre it is DEFINITELY NOT A PARK!
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