Eastside City Park
Eastside City Park has now opened and is the first major, new city centre park in Birmingham for more than 130 years. The park is a key project promoted by the Big City Plan and the Eastside Masterplan.
Work began on the park in August 2011, adding 2.73 hectares (6.75 acres) of green space to the city centre, extending Park Street Gardens and taking in the former car park in front of Millennium Point, through to Cardigan Street.
- Patel Taylor are the designers – selected through a competition and public consultation.
- Land acquisition for the park was partly funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
What will Eastside City Park bring to the City Centre?
Eastside City Park was proposed in the early 2000s as a focus for the Curzon Street area of Eastside’s regeneration. Working with Advantage West Midlands (the former Regional Development Agency) we secured funding through European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) to buy and clear the land and buildings to create the park.
The park has greatly increased the amount of green space within the City Centre, providing a visitor attraction alongside the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. It will also include a Science Garden funded by and in association with the museum.
This will form the heart of Eastside, encouraging more people to live and work in the area. It will contribute significantly to enhancing the image of the city locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and include water features, a range of planting, grassed and hard landscaped areas suitable for many activities and events.
For a photographic history of the area before work started and artists impressions of the new park please refer to the attachment at the bottom of this page.
There is a play area suitable for toddlers located at the center of the site. There is also a play / learning area linked to Millenium Point. More details and admission prices can be found here.
There is a cafe / kiosk open daily serving snacks and refreshments. There are plenty of outdoor seating areas and picnic sites.
There are no public toilets on site. There are however toilets available at Millenium Point.
The park is very popular as a venue for both community and corporate events. To find out more about using one of our parks for an event please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/parkevents
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