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    Had a walk around the newly refurbished Stanley park, and was amazed by the work that's been done! The conservatory looks fantastic,as well as the terrace,and various smaller structures! I used to play here,as a kid,and have fond memories of the paddling pool,the floral (cuckoo?) clock,and of course,the rowing boats,all of which,unfortunately,no longer exist!But,no matter, I just hope now,that there is some effort now,by the council,to keep it in it's present condition! ( I did take more pic's,but it was quite overcast,and they came out a bit dark!)
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    To think Liverpool FC are being allowed to build a stadium on the park, when Walton Hall Park is a far better site and a disused Merseyrail line is there waiting to serve the stadium and the surrounding districts.

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    It's looking good isn't it. I keep meaning to get along there with my camera. Thanks for posting those nice pics.
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    Nice photos Steve. Boy, that's changed since I was last there. Think it will stay like that.

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    It's looking great!!! I'm in the South end so Sefton Park is my usual park but I do wish that the whole of Liverpool could have had a vote with regard to the application to build a stadium.

    Still, great snaps makes me want to go there this weekend, may do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    It's looking good isn't it. I keep meaning to get along there with my camera. Thanks for posting those nice pics.
    Thanks Lindy,
    I saw a woman,with a dog and camera,sitting on one of the benches,and I thought......is that a Yo'er,as I know you live around that area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Nice photos Steve. Boy, that's changed since I was last there. Think it will stay like that.
    Well,your guess is as good as mine,but there are now lots of railings,around,(with spikes...oooh!) and though these wont keep out your more determined vandal,it will cut down on casual stuff,which is where it usually starts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiverbirdLou View Post
    It's looking great!!! I'm in the South end so Sefton Park is my usual park but I do wish that the whole of Liverpool could have had a vote with regard to the application to build a stadium.

    Still, great snaps makes me want to go there this weekend, may do that!
    Hi LL,
    I'd normally think of Sefton park as being "better",but after walking around Stanley park,my view is now quite different! It's got 3 lakes,with 6/7 bridges,and the terraced area is unique(unless someone knows different!) with views of ? hills in the distance,you could quite easily think you were somewhere else! I'd recommend a visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Thanks Lindy,
    I saw a woman,with a dog and camera,sitting on one of the benches,and I thought......is that a Yo'er,as I know you live around that area!
    It's funny, everytime I see someone taking a photo around L'pool I wonder if they are a forum member.

    I'm usually never with out my camera or my dog
    I've walked the length and bredth of Anfield for years with my dogs - everyone knows me as always with a dog, but recently havn't made the effort to walk through the park. Our dog is getting too old and has developed a health problem and can't go much further than the end of road now .. but that's another story I'm very sad about.

    The view from the top path along by the terrace is great on a nice clear day. I think it's looking over towards Parbold way and as far as Winter Hill.
    Hope they keep the vandals out of Stanley Park and it continues looking smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Well,your guess is as good as mine,but there are now lots of railings,around,(with spikes...oooh!) !

    With Spikes????


    Nobody told me I was to guard it

    Sure looking good there now, nice photies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    With Spikes????


    Nobody told me I was to guard it

    Sure looking good there now, nice photies
    Shhh! health & safety might hear you!

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    Am sure I posted these before (if I did I couldn't find em'), anyway I got to sneak inside before it was open to the public. so here's my effort (again?)


    The marbled walls of toilets inside the Palm House


    The Centre of the floor (Designed by Mr Gladstones daughter)


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    Does the park have a floral clock like yesteryear ,are there swings and seesaws for the children? It would be too much to expect a Lido ,but from the pictures shown here it looks marvellous. Will there a 'Parky' to keep an eye on things because it would be criminal to let the park fall into decay as before.
    Will there be boats, I only went on them a few times (when my uncle Bill took me) I'd love to come up on a sunny day and see the park in all its glory.
    And ,finally,how much of the Park will the stadium destroy ?
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    Never thought you'd be taking photos in the gents Zap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    Does the park have a floral clock like yesteryear ,are there swings and seesaws for the children? It would be too much to expect a Lido ,but from the pictures shown here it looks marvellous. Will there a 'Parky' to keep an eye on things because it would be criminal to let the park fall into decay as before.
    Will there be boats, I only went on them a few times (when my uncle Bill took me) I'd love to come up on a sunny day and see the park in all its glory.
    And ,finally,how much of the Park will the stadium destroy ?
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    Hi Brian,
    as I said in my 1st post,no floral clock,no paddling pool,and no boats!But there is a good play area,and there was plenty of activity on the big field,with footy training,kite flying,etc As for the stadium,as much as I know,will be at the back of the park,where the sportscentre was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    And ,finally,how much of the Park will the stadium destroy ?
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    The stadium in all will take about 1/3 of the original park. The park is grade 2 listed. Even the Council for the Protection of Rural England protested.
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    The security is good in the park. Of a night they lock the gates to the Palm house and there's 24hr cctv as well as "parkies".
    The childrens play area is always busy as is most of the park. They've done a good job. However, they could of planted some trees and shrubs to encourage wildlife. It's too neat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Never thought you'd be taking photos in the gents Zap...
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    Another nice green park falling victim to football They should put football stadia on the outskirts of cities NOT in the middle of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Another nice green park falling victim to football They should put football stadia on the outskirts of cities NOT in the middle of them
    Kat, or on brownfield sites. The prime point of stadia is that there must be a rapid-transit rail station under or adjacent to the stadium. A station that can shift 30-40,000 per hour minimum. The fans can then go straight in and out of the stadium. The impact of the stadium is lessened considerably. Less cars on the roads with lower pollution levels. Less jams. Less parking problems. Residents are not effected so much. Liverpool has Merseyrail and it is being ignored by both Everton and Liverpool. Only in Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Kat, or on brownfield sites. The prime point of stadia is that there must be a rapid-transit rail station under or adjacent to the stadium. A station that can shift 30-40,000 per hour minimum. The fans can then go straight in and out of the stadium. The impact of the stadium is lessened considerably. Less cars on the roads with lower pollution levels. Less jams. Less parking problems. Residents are not effected so much. Liverpool has Merseyrail and it is being ignored by both Everton and Liverpool. Only in Liverpool.

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    Yes waterways. You would think it wouldn't be hard to set a travel infrastructure up to get from the football stadium to the surrounding areas but as you say only in Liverpool...
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    Don't turn this into another stadia thread .

    Liverpool's stadium is very unlikely to happen for a good few years now, if it ever does, so things will probably change big time especially if Tescoton or Teversco don't build theirs in Kirkby.

    The park looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    The park looks great
    For now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Yes waterways. You would think it wouldn't be hard to set a travel infrastructure up to get from the football stadium to the surrounding areas but as you say only in Liverpool...
    Yes, Kat. No joined up thinking. Blinkers on all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    For now.
    oh, u old pessimist

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    The security is good in the park. Of a night they lock the gates to the Palm house and there's 24hr cctv as well as "parkies".
    The childrens play area is always busy as is most of the park. They've done a good job. However, they could of planted some trees and shrubs to encourage wildlife. It's too neat!!
    I did see quite a few new trees,and shrubs,that had been planted,maybe since you were last there? Sad thing was,looked like some had been uprooted,and borrowed,by some of the neantherdals,who like to "play" there!

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    How can you avoid turning the Park thread into a stadium thread ?
    Anyway, we lose over a third of the original park in the proposal. Hope it never happens.
    If you have known the park for a long time, you will also know what structures and facilities are now missing. The bowling greens,the seating areas around the greens, the floral clock, the seating in the pavilions, the Conservatory.
    I say conservatory, because it's not for general use.It is very nice, until you see it has been built as a drinking venue, or a club.First thing that rings the alarm bells is the BAR. Call it what you like, it aint no conservatory.It's for private hire only !!! But it must be ok, as LFC have booked it up, for a good few weeks,apparently. How many are from Liverpool again ??
    It is for private functions only. The coffee shop is open for the public, but it's just a bland box.
    I just hate the way Stanley park is now at the mercy of a half wit football industry, who have no regard for anyone but themselves. The mighty LFC, own this park. Not the people.
    Never heared anyone in support of a stadium ! So how did it get approval.
    The usual manner, i imagine.

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    Wot no palms?







    Went around Stanley Park today,they have done a very good job of refurbishing it, except for not reinstating the bowling greens. The Palm House is now named the Isla Gladstone Concervatory
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    Went around Stanley Park today,they have done a very good job of refurbishing it, except for not reinstating the bowling greens.

    The Park has to reflect the people who use it. Bowling is no longer a popular British past time so there is no demand for bowling greens in public parks.

    Some areas still have a strong bowling community and those parks will have well kept greens. It's all an issue of demand/supply.

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    Is that why there's no cuckoo clock?

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