A “breath-taking” plot of land in North Liverpool is to be turned into a new park for visitors to enjoy.
Work will get underway on the site, bordering Kirkdale railway station, as £50,000 of funding has been allocated for the green space.
The plot, which consists of woodland and grassed areas with wildlife and flowers, will follow Alt Meadows to become a new significant maintained park in the north of the city and is being provisionally named Melrose Meadows.
It is envisaged that improved footpaths, entrance and signage will be incorporated into the site.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “It really is a hidden jewel, a breath-taking piece of green space in North Liverpool with a lot of potential and we want to ensure that this significant site is maintained to be used by the local community.
“We are putting some funding into it and will be working with the community and other partners to protect and develop the site.”
Kirkdale’s Councillor Joe Hanson adds: “It’s great news that we are getting a new park. We will be consulting with the local community on how we can best animate and make the most of it.
“I know some people will have concerns about anti-social behaviour so we will be ensuring that there are proper security arrangements in place.”