Cannon Hill Park

Record details


Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8RD

Plan your journey.

Pedestrians and vehicles can access the park from Russell Road, Edgbaston Road and the Pershore Road.
About the park

Cannon Hill Park is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation.

The park is also home to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre and the mac theatre.

Awards and status
  • Green Flag Award
Park friends group
Cannon Hill Park Friends
There's a large car park off Edgbaston Road, opposite the Warwickshire Cricket Ground and near the mac entrance. There is also a small car park off the Russell Road entrance.

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.

A children's mini fun-fair operates at weekends, weather permitting.

Guided events and tours

Our Rangers lead regular events and activities. These are a great opportunity to take an active role in caring for your local park or simply to learn more about Birmingham's wildlife and green spaces

Check upcoming events in Birmingham parks.

School and group trips

Our Ranger-led events and activities for schools help pupils gain a better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment.

You can also arrange for a Ranger to give your community group a guided walk of one of our parks, or to give a talk and presentation.


Cannon Hill Park was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland. She wanted the Park to be a source of healthy recreation for the people of Birmingham, and for them to help protect and preserve the park.

The park was designed by Mr. T J Gibson, who also designed Battersea Park in London. It was opened to visitors in 1873.

Arts centre

The mac arts centre is based in Cannon Hill Park. The centre hosts theatre, dance, music and comedy performances, and has a cinema.

There are plenty of events and activities for children, particularly during school holidays.

Historic buildings
The park is home to a grade II listed bandstand that was part of the original layout. The bandstand is set in a natural amphitheatre.
Lake or reservoir
You can fish in Cannon Hill Park. Find out more about fishing in Birmingham's parks
Golf mini golf or tri-golf
There's a 36 hole mini golf course in the park.
Sailing and boating
Pedalo boats can be hired during the summer season.
Tennis courts
Play tennis for free at the floodlit courts in Cannon Hill Park. Equipment is available to borrow. Coaching sessions are also available. Visit the Birmingham Park Tennis website for more information.