Castle Vale Centre Park
Tangmere Drive, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 6QS
- How to get there and parking
Entrances on Cosford Crescent, Kemble Drive, Yatesbury Avenue and Tangmere Drive.
Nearest bus stops on Tangmere Drive.
- About the park
Castle Vale Centre Park covers just under 6 acres of public open space – and is a nod to the aviation history of the area.
The land was previously an RAF airfield next to a factory which built Spitfire aircraft, the fighter plane which is renowned for its role in the Battle of Britain.
The park opened in 2003 after being designed in consultation with the local community. It features a formal garden and seating area, along with ornamental and non-ornamental areas and dedicated conservation zones aimed at attracting wildlife.
There are play facilities for children of different ages, which include a multi-use games area for football, basketball and other games, as well as space for events.
And in a tribute to its heritage a Spitfire-themed gateway was incorporated into its design, providing an appropriate entrance to the park.
- Video introduction
- Facilities at the park
- Children’s playground
- Multi-use Games Area (MUGA)
- Basketball courts
- Awards and status
Green Flag Award
- There are no toilets on site
- Points of interest
- Spitfire-themed gateway
- Near to Spitfire Island a roundabout on the A452, which features a Spitfire-inspired sculpture called Sentinel by artist Tim Tolkien.
- Other features