This stunning parkland was bequeathed to the people of Liverpool in 1929 by the Reynolds family, who lived in a mansion on the site.

James Reynolds was a cotton broker, who also owned a Welsh castle and Levens Hall in Cumbria. He served in France during the Great War, despite being beyond military age, and was awarded the DSO for his contribution. He was later knighted and also given a baronetsy. He was elected MP for Liverpool Exchange in the 1920s. He died in 1932 and is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Woolton.

The yew garden was designed by Leila Reynolds, with the help of eminent architect Sir Charles Reilly and still exists today. However, the mansion has been destroyed by fire.


Previous owners of Reynolds Park include:

  • Slaver John Weston

  • Liverpool merchant Samuel Weston

  • John Crosthwaite, director of the Great Western Railway

  • Tobacco trader George Cope

Awards include:

  • NorthWest in Bloom's Best Public Landscape 2001

  • The park was first awarded a Green Flag in 2002

  • BALI National Landscape Award 2004

  • With Woolton Woods, Reynolds Park contributes to the award-winning Woolton in Bloom

Further resources:


Wikipedia page on Reynolds Park

Liverpool City Council's Reynolds Park page

How to get there:

Park history