Calthorpe Park


Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9LF

Plan your journey

How to get there and parking

Adjacent to and east of A441 Pershore Road, north of Edgbaston Stadium.

Entrances on Edward Road, Cheddar Road and Speedwell Road. Car parking at the Cheddar Road entrance.  Buses 45 and 47 stop in front of the park. Nearest stations New Street and Five Ways.

About the park

Calthorpe Park is divided into two sections north-west and south-east of the River Rea. The south-east side is known as the Calthorpe Extension. The extensive green space was created in 1857 and named after the Calthorpe family of Edgbaston Hall - Frederick Gough, 4th Baron Calthorpe, provided the land. At the formal opening by Prince George, Duke of Cambridge, the ceremony featured a triumphal arch and was followed by a ball and free meal for 700 soldiers and pensioners.

The park contains a plinth for an 1855 memorial to Sir Robert Peel founder of the modern police force. The associated statue was re-located and is now outside the Tally Ho West Midlands Police Learning and Development Centre on Pershore Road, Edgbaston.

Overhead photo of Calthorpe Park showing games facilities marked out
Video introduction

Facilities at the park

North-west section

  • Playgrounds
  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitch

South-east section

  • Sports Pavilion – used for changing
  • Calthorpe Wellbeing Hub, a local community centre
There are no toilets on site.
Points of interest

In the north-west section the mostly flat pathways are inter-connecting, with the surrounding areas on Speedwell Road and Edward Road used by walkers who enjoy the tree-lined pathways.

A Lodge House stands in the north-west corner of the park.

The park has been used for Jamaican Independence Day celebrations.

Other features

The park is popular with cyclists and joggers.

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