The Duckeries itself was previously known as Ashtons Green Colliery. Most of the site was a colliery flash and under water. It was an attractive place for waterfowl and became known locally as 'The Duckeries'. The flash was later filled in at the request of local residents over safety fears but the name has remained.
In 1996, as part of St Helens Council's contribution to a Mersey Forest campaign, 13,000 native trees were planted over 5.2 hectares. The new woodland had an immediate effect on the site, creating many new habitats.
The park now consists of three main habitats: woodland, grassland and wetland, with three different types of grassland on site, including wildflower meadow, amenity grassland and rough grassland.
- Play area
- Car parking