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Ranger Service

The Ranger Service provides environmental information, advice and support, as well as a friendly face and helping hand, to local residents and visitors alike!

  • We organise events and activities for all ages in local parks, open spaces and woodland sites.
  • We provide information on other walks, trails, wildlife and natural points of interest.
  • We undertake conservation works and encourage community involvement.

We liaise closely with local people via focus groups and 'Friends of' meetings, in order to share future proposals and get input into the forward management of local parks and open spaces.

Events and activities

We organise a wide variety of regular events and educational activities for groups of all ages, utilising our numerous parks, open spaces, and other woodland sites.

Up-to-date information on these and other activities taking place across St Helens is available from our Events section.

Walks and trails

St Helens’ attractive landscape and topography means that there are a number of excellent walks throughout the borough.

The Ranger Service has previously produced free guides for five of these trails:

Printed versions are available from the Ranger stations highlighted below.

Contact details

Mesnes Park
Email: mesnesparkrangers@sthelens.gov.uk
Telephone: 01925 229495

Sankey Valley Country Park
Email: sankeyvalleyrangers@sthelens.gov.uk
Telephone: 01744 677772

Taylor Park
Email: taylorparkrangers@sthelens.gov.uk
Telephone: 01744 678073

For general information, please email contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk or call the council’s central Contact Centre on 01744 676789 from 8.00am to 6.00pm on weekdays, and from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.


What's going on?

Events in Victoria Park

Parkrun every Saturday morning at 9am. for more information, please visit www.parkrun.org.uk/sthelens.


Year-round car park access is available until 9pm from 1st April to 30th September and until 5pm from 1st October to 31st March. The car park is opened by Age UK Mid Mersey each morning from Monday to Friday and locked by St Helens Council's Security service at the specified times. On public holidays and weekends, the car park is opened and locked by St Helens Security and Ranger services.