The park has something to offer most visitors. There are several well maintained children's play areas which are always popular, playing fields which host local sports matches and picnic tables and benches in various locations so visitors can relax and watch the world go by.
If it's peace and tranquillity you're seeking then the park does get very busy at weekends and in school holidays but there are plenty of quieter times too. It's also a popular place for workers from the adjacent industrial estate to take their lunch breaks.
I primarily visit the park to walks my dogs and enjoy time in nature. There are often buzzards circling overhead and lots of other birdlife – nuthatches, woodpeckers, mistle thrushes, chiff-chaffs to name but a few, as well as plentiful rabbits and squirrels. My favourite area of the park is the woodland walk. Wandering through the trees here gives the impression of being in the middle of a forest rather than in suburban Warrington and path is bordered with wildflowers such as primrose and bluebells depending on the time of year. It's a fantastic place from which to listen to the birds' dawn chorus in the spring time.
The central feature is the pond, home to mallards, swans, coots and moor hens and also where you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a kingfisher. Spittal Brook runs through the park too and on many occasions, herons can be spotted in the rushes.