Perry Hall Park
Main entrance from Perry Avenue
- About the park
Perry Hall Park is situated on the former site of the Elizabethan Mansion, ornamental gardens and parkland of Perry Hall. Its 158 acre site is divided by the river Tame. To the south west is the home of the Birmingham Cricket League with fifteen cricket pitches and to the North east is the area known as Perry Hall Park.
The park is predominantly grassland with a patchwork of trees and wooded areas as well as stretches of hedgerow.
There are two wildflower meadows planted by local people and the Friends group, supported by Glendale, where a variety of orchids can be seen early summer.
Perry Hall Park is home to the Monarchs Cycle Speedway.
- Awards and status
Green Flag: Accredited Country Park: Britain in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood Award Level 4 –Thriving: Queen Elizabeth Fields in Trust protection status.
- Rangers Centre / Visitor Centre
A park keeper is on site for five days a week and can be found in the Lodge by the main entrance. The Lodge was painted by Faunagraphic, commissioned by the Friends group, in 2015
- Park friends group
Yes - see Friends of Perry Hall Park on Facebook, or visit their website www.friendsofperryhall.btik.com
There is parking available from both the Perry Avenue and Cherry Orchard entrances
Pedestrian access is also from Rocky Lane and One Stop shopping park. There is a map available for disabled access
Yes, including a table tennis table
- Guided activities and tours
Ranger led – Thursday volunteers 11a.m
Friends-Wassail in Jan
Fun Day in July
See notice boards, website and face book pages for updates.
- Exercise and wellbeing
The original Hall was built in 1588 and acquired by Birmingham City Council in the late 1920’s. The Hall was later demolished in 1927 as the cost to restore it was financially unviable. The site was officially opened to the public in 1929 as Perry Hall Park and Playing Fields. Displays about the history of the House can be seen on a notice board and in the Lodge.
- By the Lodge, also a disabled access toilet. Open weekends, bank holidays and when park staff are on site during the week.
- Picnic area
- Yes: in the Welcome Garden also in Sensory Garden
- Basketball courts
- Basketball practise net
- Cycle routes
- A cycle route goes through the park and links up from One Stop to Sandwell Valley
- Football pitch
There are two pitches available for seasonal booking and also a community pitch