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Volunteer update and activities - August 2020

Essential information for all volunteers

Waterloo Seafront Gardens & The Crosby Coastal Park Vision

Further details and have your say.

Volunteer Gardening Sessions

Every 2nd Tuesday from 9.30am and 4th Wednesday

Next Litter Pick

2nd Saturday of every month. 10.30 – 11.30 a.m. Equipment & refreshments provided


2019 Scarecrow Festival – Marine Garden

Saturday 21st September @ Marine Gardens

Seafront Garden News: August 2019

Notes from our latest meeting...

2019 Summer Events

Discover what is happening in the gardens this summer...


Come and meet us at the next litter pick, one of our events or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Find Us

By Road:
Follow the A565 to Waterloo. Turn into South Road.

Sat Nav Postcodes:
The four coastal gardens run from the Royal Hotel (L22 5PR) and go north to Beach Lawn (L22 8QA). Potter's Barn Park is situated along Cambridge Road (L22 1RR).

By Train:
Merseyrail Northern Line to Waterloo Station. Turn left from the station approx 300 metres to Marine Terrace/Marine Crescent. Trains from Liverpool centre take just 14 minutes and from Southport the journey time is 27 minutes. Trains on the Northern Line run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and at 30 minute intervals on Sunday.

By Bus:
Regular bus service to Waterloo Interchange, South Road (Opposide Waterloo Train Station).

Click on image below for a more detailed map.


Our Aims & Objectives

The Friends of Waterloo Seafront Gardens was launched in September 2009 at an open meeting attended by close to 100 local residents living near to the five parks and gardens located by the coast at Waterloo.

The aims and objectives agreed at the launch are very comprehensive:

  1. pavingTo promote appropriate restoration, regeneration, renovation and maintenance of the Area (1)
  2. To promote the provision of facilities for recreation and amenity
  3. To encourage a sense of pride and community spirit.
  4. To work in partnership with the local authority, statutory agencies, schools, youth groups and other community and charitable bodies for the benefit of all users of the Area
  5. To encourage young people to appreciate the Area through education, training and good environmental practice
  6. To operate on a voluntary 'not-for-profit' basis raising and receiving funds for the furtherance of the objectives only.
  7. To promote the performance and observation of the Covenants (2)
  8. To support local bye-laws and do all such other lawful acts as are conducive to the furtherance of the objectivesstop the drop

(1) The 'Area' consists of the five gardens - Beach Lawn, Adelaide, Crescent, and Marine together with 'Potter's Barn' situated in a Conservation Area, plus the children's play area adjacent to Marine Gardens

(2) The Covenants of the 1930's known as 'Conditions of Transfer Under The Provisions of the Open Spaces Act 1906' entered into by the Urban District Council of Waterloo-with-Seaforth, and the owners of the properties facing Beach Lawn, Adelaide Terrace, Marine Crescent and Marine Terrace.


Other local Business & Community groups include:

Crosby Lakeside

Active Sefton

Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme

Sefton Green Gym

Sefton Parks

Friends of Moorside Park

Friends of Bowersdale Park, Seaforth

Visit Sefton & West Lancashire

Visit Sefton & West Lancashire