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Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Cannon Hill Park is a park located in south Birmingham, England. It is the most popular park in the city, covering 250acres consisting of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas. Recreational activities at the park include boating, fishing, bowls, tennis, putting and picnic areas.It also contains Birmingham Nature Centre, the mac theatre, and adjacent to the park is Edgbaston Cricket Ground.HistoryIn April 1873, a local benefactor, Miss Louisa Ann Ryland (1814–89) of Barford Hill House, Warwickshire, gave 57acre of meadow land, known as Cannon Hill Fields, to the Corporation and paid for the draining of the site to create a public park. J.T Gibson of Battersea was employed to transform the site. He constructed two large lakes, the smaller ornamental ponds and a bathing pool. 35 acres were devoted to ornamental gardens and shrub borders. Kew Gardens donated seeds and plants to establish the collection, this collection was used by students to enable them to study Botany. It opened to the public in September 1873. A further 7acre were given by the brewer John Holder in 1897, and in 1898 5acre were acquired to straighten the River Rea, which is now culverted and runs along the western edge.FeaturesA 1906 granite and bronze memorial to the dead of the Second Boer War by Albert Toft, stands on the western edge of the park. It is scheduled for refurbishment in 2012.
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  • We often visit Cannon Hill Park. It's one of my son's favourite places. He enjoys playing crazy golf there. 
  • We had a nice afternoon in the park. The floral displays were nice (although some were being maintained/replanted) and it was nice to wonder around the lakes. The Mini Golf was an especially good attr...  read more »
  • Cannon Hill Park is a lovely place to visit each month of the year. We love walking along the river paths that then open out into wild then cultivated parkland. Beautiful. This is great for walkers, c...  read more »
  • Fun, relaxing and engaging... A park for all age groups and interests. You could have a jog around the river... Play a round of tennis with friends. The park offers both. You could be an arts or theater buff the Mac theater and the art gallery is the perfect place for you. Or have fun playing mini golf with your group of friends. Tips: Register online and get offers for various shows and events... Book tennis online
  • Wonderful park, loads of space, lots of green. The fun fair may take away some of the charm but it's still great.
  • There is something for EVERYONE, for the young, the old, the disabled, the able... The nature center is at one corner, the midlands art center at the other, there is crazy golf, kids activity parks for both small and older kids plus adults. The lake you can go rowing in or take paddle boats and bunts onto. There is always ice-cream after play bowls, cricket or tennis. There are plenty of benches and facilities to just lounge, sit down and marvel at nature in one of the most well kept and beautiful parks in the midlands.
  • A wonderful Park on the outskirts of the city. Very very popular, free parking, cafes, fairground, ducks, boating lakes & beautiful gardens. Clearly this facility is enjoyed by everyone.
  • Best park ever!! Looks like a posh park in London, had to pinch myself once I knew it was brum, crazy golf, beautiful flowers, lovely greenery and ducks
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