Merrivale Road is a fair sized park with many entrances. Although it might look like there are lots of trees using Google Maps, there is actually only one. This is a medium sized Sycamore tree to the right side of the main entrance. The bulk of the trees are within the boundary of the sub-station so not actually part of the park. Despite the lack of trees there are several small hills covered in a variety of weeds and grasses that are good for wildlife and fun for kids. A small row of Dog Roses can be found at the very back part as well as a single Common Hawthorn bush as well as a nettle patch. By the sub-station there is a small children's play area with a single swing, round-a-bout and an adventure fort. This is enclosed by a metal fence and is aimed for the younger kids. Within the centre of the park itself is a wooden adventure trail with balance boards, chain bridges and so on. There is a also a shelter within the centre of the park which is useful if you are caught in a shower or bad weather.
Photo of information board
Aerial view of the area, courtesy of Google
Here is a current list of the known trees and shrubs in the park:
There are six entrances to the main park and one entrance to the small children's play area
It has three litter bins and 1 dog bin
There are no public toilets on site. The nearest ones are along Buddle lane
There is only one tree onsite which is a medium sized Sycamore tree
There is a MUGA which is also suitable for basketball
Several small hilly areas covered in a variety of grasses and small plants
Small circular shelter in the middle of the park
Enclosed play area for small children
The large abandoned building at the front appears to of been an old school
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