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Cannon Hill Park


Cannon Hill Park was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland expressing her wish that the Park would prove a source of healthful recreation to the people of Birmingham, and that they would aid in the protection and preservation of what is now their property.

The park was designed by Mr. T J Gibson, who also designed Battersea Park in London. It was opened to visitors in 1873 and is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation. A Grade 2 listed Bandstand forms part of the original park layout set in a natural amphitheatre.

Cannon Hill Park has successfully achieved Green Flag status for the past ten years. The Green Flag award scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.


Recreation - The park presents a variety of opportunities for recreation. The large grass arena is ideal for children and family play and there are plenty of beautiful spots for picnicking.

There are 5 tennis courts, and a bowling green. There is also a children's mini fun-fair operating at weekends, weather permitting. Pedalo boats operate on the lake during the Summer season.
Fishing is permitted on the main lake during the open season.

There are 2 children’s play areas on site. The first is located by the lake near to the Midland Arts Centre (entrance Edgbaston Road). The second is located to the rear of the Pershore Road car park.

36 Hole Mini Golf Course. Opening times 11am – 6pm weekends and school holidays. Admission prices as follows:
18 holes: Adults £5.60, Children/seniors £4.60, Under 5's £3.60, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £18, Group of 4 £20
36 holes: Adults £8.50, Children/seniors £7, Under 5's £5.50, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £28, Group of 4 £30
For more information please visit www.goldenputter.co.uk

Refreshments - Located near to the Russell Road car park is the Garden Tea Rooms. Hot and cold drinks are served here. There is an extensive menu providing a selection of hot and cold snacks and meals.

- There is a vast opportunity to explore the park and keep fit using either our 2km or 5km route. To find out more please follow this link.
In addition, Cannon Hill Park has it's very own Tree Walk which starts at The Garden Tea Room / Information Point. For further guidance and a route map please refer to the downloadable document at the foot of this page.

Events - The Ranger Service organises a year-round programme of events and activities for families and schools and is based at the Hall Green and Selly Oak Ranger hub within Kings Heath Park. For a list of events or to reserve a place please follow this link.
The park has an active friends group. For more information please visit their website at Cannon Hill Friends or email cannonhillfriend@aol.com

Education - Birmingham Parks Ranger Service works to achieve better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment at all levels, from introductory walks and talks, Education Naturally and curriculum-linked primary programmes through to university research projects. Please use the following link to find out more about what the Ranger Service at Cannon Hill has to offer and for more information about booking a school session.

Toilets - Located near the car park at the Russell Road entrance to the park

Finding Us

Cannon Hill Park can is situated less than two miles from the centre of Birmingham. For a larger and more detailed map please follow this link to Google Maps.

Full Address:
2 Russell Road
West Midlands
B13 8RD

Pedestrians and vehicles can access the park from Russell Road, Edgbaston Road and the Pershore Road. There is a large car park off Edgbaston Road, opposite the Warwickshire Cricket Ground and near the MAC entrance. A small car park is located off the Russell Road entrance.

Public Transport:

Buses from City Centre
No.1 (stop on Edgbaston Road)
No. 35 (stop on Willows Road)
No.'s 45 & 47 (stop on Pershore Road)
No.'s 61, 62 & 63 (stop a short distance away on the Bristol Road)

Accessibility - Please click on the logo link for more information about disabled access and facilities available at Cannon Hill Park (you will be directed to the DisabledGo website).