Kings Heath Park, Birmingham

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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.
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  • I go to Kings Heath park a lot to walk my dog. Some of its highlights are: It is incredibly pretty with very many gorgeous trees. A dog friendly cake and coffee shop (ice cream too.) A nursery selling...  more »
  • Came to see the lanterns with two kids, unfortunately they were shattered with the run up to Christmas. The lights were impressive, and parking was easy on the side streets. Won't personally rush back...  more »
  • not a bad place to go and have a kick around...i went fishing there many moons ago however, its not the place it once was....dead sheep in the lake cats with one eye walking into trees....not good.  more »
  • Really nice for a short stroll around. Coffee shop with ice creams, small garden center, sports play area for teenagers including outdoor table tennis table. Mini zip wire in childrens play area. Parking is free but very very limited.
  • Attended Magical Lantern Festival between Christmas and New Years. Kings Heath Park itself was well kept and pond area was nice. Difficult to see too much in the dark.. hence the light festival which was excellent but not an event that is held in the park all year round. Cafe was on site with plant nursery too.
  • Well maintained, pretty park with playgrounds for the children and plenty of open space for dogs. More of a people park than a dog park (if that makes sense)
  • Only been once and it was in the dark...for the magic lantern. We came on the bus...which was a bit concerning ..only because we'd never been here on the bus before or on this route especially as it was mid rush hour and dark!!. The bus stops just round the corner thankfully...but even in the dark the park looked nice. Not sure about toilets as there were porta loos..there is a cafe which I assume has them. This is quite reasonable but again we were here for an event so not sure about normal daytime.Most paths seemed flat ish, buggies and wheelchair access too. Will go back in the summer for definite.
  • i feel..this pub has many different things to offer,live music great...shame no disabled access..or is there!?,more live bands..go Red lion go.make it an other place to build memorys...tallent nites,ronnie star etal.
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