Richmond Park, Burscough
The site remains open as a local recreation spot for neighbouring residents to take their daily exercise. Please do not travel from out of your local area to visit us. Please follow the latest UK Government guidance when planning your visit.
Please note that although the play areas are remaining open, there aren't any hand sanitising facilities available onsite. When visiting please ensure that you bring hand sanitiser to use before and after using any of the play equipment.
Situated centrally in the village of Burscough, Richmond Park was established as an open grassland area in 1962 and covers around 6.2 acres of green open space.
The site has a good path network with a number of attractive flower beds and benches and to allow you to sit and enjoy the surroundings. There are two play areas providing recreation for younger children, whilst the football and basketball pitches, and the small skating area, provide something for older children and teenagers to enjoy.
- Children's play area (designed for children aged 5-12yrs)
- Small skate park
- Bowling green
- Multi-use games area suitable for playing both football or basketball
- Grass football pitch
- Changing rooms
- Community orchard
- Outdoor fitness equipment available for use free of charge. The equipment is designed to work against your own body weight to allow a full cardio-vascular workout for all major muscle groups.
How to find us
Richmond Park is located within 200 metres from the A59 from Ormskirk to Preston on Liverpool Road S, with close access for cars available via an entrance drive off the B5241 Junction Lane.
The park is in close proximity to Burscough Junction Train Station, which can be accessed via Junction Lane. Visit the Burscough Junction website (external link) for train timetables. Bus stops are located on the A59 close to the junction with Junction Lane, a short 5 minute walk from the park. To find out bus times to and from Burscough download the Service: 3A Lancashire County Council bus times (PDF 1,324kb)
Friends of Richmond Park
Want the chance to become actively involved in the management of Richmond Park - then why not join its group of friends? All friends are welcome to contribute in their own way. You could use gardening skills, help to publicise events and activities, create new habitat or even be the Ranger's eyes and ears when you use the park.
If you would like more information about joining the group or details about the next meeting, please contact the Park Ranger.
Weekly walks are led by our GP Referral Officer and Park Ranger on Tuesdays from 10.00am - 11.00am. To find out more visit our health walks page. Unfortunately, these are not being run at the moment due to Coronavirus restrictions.
Our Parks and Countryside Service work hard to manage and maintain all of our sites to ensure that they are accessible and safe for all their visitors. However, while using the trails, you may encounter uneven surfaces, debris, or other obstacles. If you have any concerns or suggestions about how we can improve access to the site or you require further information, please contact the Ranger Service via 01695 622794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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