Fox Hollies Park
Gospel Lane, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 7NS
- How to get there and parking
Main entrances to the park are on Shirley Road and Gospel Lane, but it can also be accessed from Pool Farm Road, Pollard Road and Oakhurst Road.
There is a car park off Gospel Lane.
Bus route 32 stops on Shirley Road and there are bus stops on Gospel Lane served by route 4A.
There are three train stations within a mile of the park – Hall Green and Spring Road to the west and Olton to the east.
- About the park
Fox Hollies Park is considered the most historic part of Acocks Green, featuring remains dating back to 1,500BC. The archaeological feature, known as a burnt mound, is thought to have been the site of a Bronze Age sauna.
In more recent times, there was an 18th Century mill – one of many in the area – on the site, powered by the stream which still runs through the park.
The park is named after Fox Hollies Hall, a now-demolished manor house built there in 1869.
The area became a public park after the estate was bought and transferred to the city’s Parks Department in 1929.
Today, the park features 40 acres of beautiful parkland, which includes mature trees, grassland and a scenic and popular fishing lake.
- Video introduction
- Facilities at the park
- 2 children's playgrounds
- Skate park
- Fishing available
- There are no toilets on site.
- Points of interest
- Round Pool
- Westley Brook winds through the park
- Other features
- 2km walking route through the park
- Wildflower areas
- Variety of trees and wooded areas
- Park friends group
- Parks friends group activities
The volunteer group of local residents:
- work to protect and improve the park
- organise litter picks
- set up other events in the park
- connects with the city council and other organisations to help enhance the park for everyone