Castle Vale Centre Park
Tangmere Drive, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 6QS
The park can be reached from all directions, with entrances on Cosford Crescent, Kemble Drive, Yatesbury Avenue and Tangmere Drive.
- About the park
Castle Vale Centre Park covers just under 6 acres of parkland.
The park includes a formal garden and seating area, along with ornamental and non-ornamental areas and a dedicated conservation areas.
There are play facilities for children of different ages, a multi-use games area for football, basketball and other games, as well as space for events.
A special area is devoted to ornamental grasses, predominantly Lolium perenne (Perennial Rye Grass) and Poa annua (Annual Meadow Grass).
- Awards and status
- Green Flag Award
The site is generally flat, though there are gentle slopes into the park.
Centre Park Castle Vale opened in 2003 and was designed in consultation with the local community.
The land was previously an RAF airfield next to the factory which built Spitfire aircraft. The park's design pays tribute to the history of the site with its Spitfire-themed gateway.
- Basketball courts
- Multi-use Games Area (MUGA)