Fire Destroys Playground Equipment at Eaton Street Park, Prescot

By on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

prescot_rec_fireVolunteers from the Friends of Eaton Street Park are devastated today after children’s swings and a picnic table were destroyed in an apparent act of vandalism.

Fire crews arrived shortly after midnight at the Prescot park and were on the scene for approximately twenty minutes while they extinguished the surprisingly large blaze.

Merseyside Fire Service has not yet been able to confirm the cause of the fire, but neighbours have told Prescot Online they heard voices from the park for up to an hour before the incident.

As of publication, a fund to replace the swing and picnic table has raised over £100. You can donate online via JustGiving.

A member of the park’s friend group said that volunteers were “working very hard to improve the park and encourage its use.

“This is a big setback, but we will do our best to ensure we do all we can to replace and improve the play area. Feeling very sad and angry at the same time.”

Another added that “we can’t let the few destroy it for the majority. We are Prescot people and we can work together to get it sorted.”



Photos: Mark Alan Irwin


  1. Mrs s barry

    Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

    My husband and I live in the spinney off park rd,and I can honestly say it has never been cleaned for years we used to have a road sweeper regular but now we live in a tip,with rubbish of the kids going in and out of school the hedge never gets cut and everywhere looks like discusting we are old age pensioners and do what we can but it’s getting out of hand please try and help us

  2. Jo

    Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    So sad, both my children where in tears when we went to play.

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