Liverpool Riverlands – a new urban park on the site of the derelict Garden Festival site. ‘A new urban park will be created to complement the new residential development on the former International Garden Festival site.’ – according to news reported today. See Mersey Waterfront for details. Further coverage at icLiverpool and the BBC website

Louise Goodman, director of the Mersey Waterfront Regional Park organisation said, “perhaps the most exciting part of the next phase is Liverpool Riverlands, the creation of an urban park on the Garden Festival site which has lain derelict for more than 20 years. The park will complement the Langtree plans and will be one of the best urban parks anywhere. It must be 30 years since an urban park was built in the north west and this will be based on some of the best examples of urban parks in the world.”

“We want to use some of the best elements of the original site and we will re-invent the Chinese and Japanese gardens and bring them into the 21st century.”

“Major landscaping will create new views on to the River Mersey. But one of the most exciting bits is the grand axis that takes you right through the park to the centre, which will be an elevated structure.”