Small Heath Park


Small Heath Park, Small Heath, Yardley, Birmingham, B10 0PL

Plan your journey.

How to get there and parking
  • Entrances off Coventry Road, Wordsworth Road, Waverley Road and Tennyson Road
  • Nearest bus stops on Coventry Road and Waverley Road
  • Small Heath Train Station is a five minute walk away
About the park

This 43-acre park is situated about a mile from Birmingham city centre and has a traditional Victorian-style. There is a community feel to the park and various events are hosted here, including funfairs and annual Eid celebrations.

Its history as a park dates back to the late 19th century. The Small Heath estate was placed in trust to Birmingham in 1876 by wealthy philanthropist Louisa Anne Ryland. She had become a millionaire on the death of her father Samuel Ryland, whose fortune was made in the wire drawing industry. She went on to donate more than 80 acres of land that were used to create public parks, as well as making large donations to hospitals and educational organisations.

Small Heath Park bandstand and pond
Video introduction

Facilities at the park
  • Children’s playground
  • Toddler’s play area
  • Basketball courts
No toilets on site
Points of interest
  • Lake with island
  • Close to the Grand Union Canal and River Cole which offer extended walks
  • Victorian bandstand
Other features
  • Wooded area
  • Open green space ideal for sports
  • Network of walking and jogging routes on tarmac paths
Park friends group

The Friends of Small Heath Park can be contacted via their Facebook page or by emailing

Parks friends group activities
  • Aims to improve quality of the park for visitors to enjoy
  • Carries out conservation work
  • Liaises with Birmingham City Council
  • Preserves heritage of the park
  • Organises pop-up events
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