Established in 1872, Sefton Park is the city's largest and most popular park. The Victorian Palm House, a renowned landmark within the park, came close to collapse in the 1980s but was saved by a public appeal and underwent a huge refurbishment program due to a grant from the National Lottery. The park includes many beautiful statues, and although many of the original works are now in storage for safekeeping, you can still see a number of them around the park. Boasting a lake, numerous football pitches, a cricket club and a birdhouse, the park also features a cafe in the central area. Admission is free.