In the run up to the opening of the new Museum of Liverpool in 2010, National Museums Liverpool
is inviting the public to take part in a number of community activities to learn about their city, its history and development.
Well timed to coincide with the Year of Environment 2009, one such activity taking place this June, will look at the importance of parks and their history in Liverpool.
Peoples Parks: history, regeneration and involvement will take place on Saturday 27 June between 9:30am 4pm at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and provide a full day of workshops and talks exploring the challenges of regeneration and environment for local communities and how people can become more involved.
Clara Paillard, event coordinator said: The Liverpool Parks Friends Forum is committed to enhancing community participation in Liverpool Parks and is working with the City Council to do so. Our green spaces are so important in this time of climate change, and the need for sustainable development is even more pressing. The event on 27 June will offer people the chance to learn how they can get involved in changing and regenerating their local parks in order to achieve an inclusive approach to parks management, and is a fantastic opportunity for the LPFF to link with the new Museum of Liverpool and its fabulous programme of community involvement.
The day includes workshops focusing on themes such as parks and controversies through history with local historian Frank Carlyle and creative nature conservation with Richard Scott from the National Wildflower Centre. The day also includes a site visit to discover the hidden side of Chavasse Park.