Kings Norton Park
Westhill Road, King’s Norton, Birmingham B38 8TG
- How to get there and parking
The park lies 6.5 miles south/south-west of Birmingham city centre and is close to the Worcestershire border.
Entrances on Westhill Road (at the end of Wychall Lane) and Pershore Road South.
Small car park with two disabled bays at the main entrance on Westhill Road.
Buses 18, 45, 46 and 47 run past the park.
Kings Norton railway station is eight minutes’ walk away.
- About the park
A series of large green open spaces interspersed with wooded areas. Dating back to medieval times, the park was formally laid out when it was bought by Birmingham Civic Society in 1920 and donated for public use four years later.
Original landscaping was supported by a gift of £850 from Quaker philanthropist George Cadbury and his wife Dame Elizabeth Cadbury. Designated as part of the Kings Norton Conservation Area in 1969.
Visible from all areas of the park and a key focal point is the unusual crocketed spire of ancient St Nicholas’ Church, at the heart of Kings Norton suburb.
- Video introduction
- Facilities at the park
- Benches and seating made from tree trunks
- Picnic tables and seating close to a canal feeder brook and the play area
- Playground with swings, slides, climbing frames and a “hill fort”
- Skateboard park with smooth concrete base and ramp. Popular and well-kept, used by all ages
- Awards and status
- Green Flag Award
- There are no toilets on site.
- Points of interest
- The “Civic Garden” within the park is a reminder of its past history – original brick-built gate posts remain
- The River Rae forms the park’s northern boundary from Westhill Road to Pershore Road South
- The canal feeder wends its way through the park
- Other features
- Park friends group
- Parks friends group activities
The group's aim is to improve and protect the park and its neighbouring playing fields, with activities including:
- litter picking
- maintenance of flower beds and shrubbery