The parks wildlife pond started out as a marl pit. A marl pit is mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. One of the pits was within te boundry of the Tobin estate and is visible on the 1881 map of the site. The other pit closest to Silverbeach Road was incorparated into the park by 1891. Later the pits would be joined together by two shallow streams. One has now been filled in.
Ove the years the 15ft deep pits have had many wildlife live in them. Today we have frogs, ducks, moorhens and four terrapins living in the ponds. Wirral Amphibian & Reptile Group (WiARG) are looking after our ponds and the wildlife that live in and around them.