Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  West Midlands  /  Birmingham  /  Parks  /  Kings Heath Park

Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Kings Heath Park is a Green Flag status park in the Kings Heath district of Birmingham, England, which is managed by Birmingham City Council.For a time, the park was used as the setting for the popular ATV programme Gardening Today.HistoryThe park is centred on a house, built in 1832 for the newly elected MP William Congreve Russell. In 1880 the house was bought by John Cartland, a wealthy industrialist and ancestor of the author Barbara Cartland. In 1902 the Cartland family formed the Priory Trust Co Ltd to own and manage the house and land with the intention of developing the area for housing. These plans came to nothing, and on 9 November 1908 the Trust sold the house and half the surrounding land to the Kings Norton and Northfield Urban District Council. The council immediately opened the grounds as a public park.From 1909-1911 the house was used as a school. In 1911, Kings Heath — and the park — was incorporated into the city of Birmingham. The Trust sold the remaining land to Birmingham Corporation on 10 February 1914, and this was immediately incorporated into the park.In 1953, the city council created a School of Horticultural Training in the house, using part of the park as training gardens. Since 1995, this has been run, under a partnership arrangement, by Pershore (later Warwickshire) College and Bournville College.
To visit Kings Heath Park on your holiday in Birmingham, and find out what else Birmingham has to offer, use our Birmingham trip builder.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • As there was a walk on in Cannon Hill Park and nowhere to park the car we went to Kings Heath park with my son, his wife and 3 children. It is really well looked after, interesting paths around a lake...  read more »
  • Just off the busy high street, this park is huge, with loads of seats plus a play area for children and parents to use. Deep inside the park is a lovely "Victorian tea room" where you can have a drink...  read more »
  • Old fashioned and pretty. The gardens are a credit to the school there. Everything is very clean, and ideal for family picnics. 
  • A reasonably nice park in the middle of a busy built up area, If like me you own a pointer that likes to wonder though its recommended to keep them on a lead as there are several ways onto the busy roads that surround it. It was kept nice and tidy but there were an abundance of rats running around the pool
  • It's a nice park, but the busy roads around do make a lot of noise which takes away the charm.
  • Fantastic park my kids life It here
  • A lovely place for walks and jogs all seasons
  • Great Park...check out Highbury too!
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h