The Most Beautiful Parks In Birmingham

Lickey Hills Country Park lies an easy ten miles south-west of central Birmingham, making it ideal for a day outdoors
Lickey Hills Country Park lies an easy ten miles south-west of central Birmingham, making it ideal for a day outdoors | © Peakscape / Alamy Stock Photo
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With over 600 park areas and other green spaces, the city of Birmingham is dedicated to offering beautiful natural environments and places to its citizens and guests travelling to the city. See below to find out more about the most beautiful parks in this popular city of England.

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Kings Heath Park

Kings Heath Park, the first urban park in Birmingham to achieve Green Flag status, covers an area of about 35 acres. The park around the main house and conservatory is marked by seasonal bedding schemes, alpine outcrops, trees and shrubs. Kings Heath Park’s lake area has been beautifully landscaped and even features a bowling green for long summer evenings. Moreover, the park is great for families with young kids as there are two big playing areas with swings, slides and climbing frames.

Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park, in Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Cannon Hill Park first opened to visitors in 1873 and was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland with the wish that the park would be a healthy recreational ground to the locals. Cannon Hill Park was designed by T. J. Gibson, who is also responsible for the design of the famous Battersea Park in London. Today, the park is popular with both locals and tourists with its beautiful nature and excellent sports facilities, including five tennis courts, a bowling green and a mini golf course. During the summer season, pedal boats are operated on the lake and there are several running tracks to explore the over-80-acres of parkland.

Woodgate Valley Country Park

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Woodgate Valley Country Park, with over 450 acres of parkland, meadows and woodland, is the ideal place to go to for a nice walk on a Sunday afternoon, observe local wildlife and simply get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre of Birmingham. Originally made up of small farms, Woodgate Valley Country Park has kept much of its traditional and rural character alive with its great mixture of different natural habitats. The small pond in the park, as well as the tranquility of the parkland, attract a wide range of visitors who want to experience nature but stay within the immediate vicinity of Birmingham.

Lickey Hill Country Park

Lickey Hill Country Park, with over 500 acres of parkland, is a great spot for a day trip in Birmingham. Beacon Hill, with a height of 297 meters, is the most famous elevation at the Lickey Hills Country Park that provides magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The Lickey Hilly Country Park is sponsored by the Birmingham Society for the Preservation of Open Spaces, who re-established the park as a popular recreational area. The park now includes a modern visitors centre, sculpture trails, a mini golf course and a children’s play area.

Eastside City Park

Eastside City Park, connecting Birmingham’s city centre to the heart of the Eastside, is the city’s first new centre park in 130 years. Amongst Birmingham’s many traditional parks and other green spaces, the Eastside City Park was created to meet the demands of the increasing multiculturalism of the city. While the park features classic elements, such as a diverse range of trees and wide lawns as well as a canal, it also incorporates a science garden and a children’s play area, developed by Thinktank, into its modern and forward-thinking design.

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