Perry Hall Park and Playing Fields


Perry Avenue, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 1RS

Plan your journey

How to get there and parking

Located between Hamstead and Perry Barr Railway Stations, and just off the A34 (Walsall Road). Entrances via Perry Avenue, Rocky Lane, Regina Drive and Cherry Orchard Road.

Onsite parking available.

About the park

Whether it is a sporting activity, wildlife spotting or just a revitalising walk in the fresh air, Perry Hall playing fields (or Perry Hall Park as it is also known) is a must-go-to place.

The 158-acre site which is bisected by the River Tame, boasts an 11-a-side football pitch, which can be hired out, and 15 cricket pitches – due to it being the venue of the Birmingham Cricket League. It also home to the Monarchs Cycle Club velodrome. It is a place where nature thrives, with wildflower meadows, apple, pear and cherry tree orchards, flower beds, ponds, nesting boxes and a peaceful rest area.

The park was formerly the site of an Elizabethan mansion, Perry Hall, which was home of the Gough family, and demolished in 1927. The original moat was filled in with a smaller moat installed in the 1930’s as a folly to give visitors the visual aesthetic of the original, though reduced, moated area.

In 2005 the River Tame, which flows general north-west to south-east through the park, was remodelled to slow its flow and alleviate flooding. This has created and improved habitats for wildlife.

To this day, the site is protected by Fields in Trust royal charter through a legal "Deed of Dedication" safeguarding the future of the space as public recreation land for future generations.

Overhead view of Perry Hall playing field
Video introduction

Facilities at the park
  • Parking
  • 11 aside grass football pitch
Awards and status
  • Green Flag Accredited Country Park.
  • Britain in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award Level 4
  • Queen Elizabeth Fields in Trust protection status
There are toilets on site.
Points of interest
  • Pet memorial area
  • Sensory garden
Other features
  • Well-maintained, accessible paths around the park
  • A park keeper is on site for five days a week and can be found in the cabin by the main entrance at Perry Avenue.
Park friends group
Parks friends group activities

Formed in 2008, activities include:

  • Local volunteers who meet once a month to plan ways to enhance the park
  • Carrying out restoration work
  • Maintaining orchards and tending to natural habitats
  • Holding annual wassailing events in January
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