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Handsworth Park


Handsworth Park, Holly Road, Handsworth, B20 2BY

Plan your journey.


The main entrances are via Hamstead Road and Grove Lane.

The Leisure Centre and its car park are off Holly Road.

About the park

Handsworth Park has over 63 acres of landscaped grass slopes, with flower beds, mature trees, shrubs, and plenty of wildlife.

Handsworth Leisure Centre is based in the park. There is also a boating lake, with rowing boats available to hire.

The park has hosted a variety of both Council and community organised events - from Vaisakhi with its huge processions to the Marcus Garvey Festival with music and entertainment.

Awards and status
  • Green Flag Award
Rangers Centre / Visitor Centre
Park friends group

There are two play areas, both located near the Leisure Centre off the Holly Road entrance.

The main area has a section for young children and a section for older children.

Guided activities and tours

The Ranger Service offers a wide range of activities and events such as nature walks, practical conservation activities and general activities with play centres and community groups.

Check upcoming events in Birmingham parks.

School and group trips

Our Ranger-led events and activities for schools help pupils gain a better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment.

You can also arrange for a Ranger to give your community group a guided walk of one of our parks, or to give a talk and presentation.


Handsworth Park was founded in 1888 by the Handsworth Local Sanitary Board. At that time it was called Victoria Park.

The park was significantly restored between 2004 and 2006.

Public toilets, including accessible toilets, are available in the Leisure Centre.
Lake or reservoir
Leisure centre
Handsworth Leisure Centre is based in the park.
Multi-use Games Area (MUGA)
Sailing and boating
You can hire boats from the boathouse during the summer (usually between May and September)
Walking or jogging routes

There's a 2 kilometre walking route through the park.

Find out more about walking and jogging routes in Birmingham.

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