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Priory Park, Dudley

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Priory Park was awarded £2.6 million of Heritage Lottery Funding in 2011 to renovate and restore the park.

Priory Park takes it's name from St James's Priory, a 12th century Cluniac Priory which exists today as ruins, in the south end of the park.The park was officially opened in 1932 as a part of the Priory Estate.

Priory Park covers 8 ha just outside Dudley town centre.

Current facilities include:

Pavilion building including toilet facilities

4 tennis courts

Multi use games area inc. basketball, cricket, football

Children's play area

5-a-side pitch

Bowling green

Lily pond

Herb garden

Rose garden

Restoration work was completed in 2012 to include:

Renovated Pavilion - including toilets and a classroom

Priory Ruins - improvement and restoration

Various art works

Re-laying of paths

Creation of 5-a-side football pitch

Original shelter re-roofed and a landscaped rock garden added

New benches, bins and interpretation signs

New trees and shrub beds.

Restoration of the Bowling Green

Increased volunteer opportunities, events and activities

PRIORY PARK RANGER CAN BE CONTACTED ON 01384 812474
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TripAdvisor
  • A green space in the centre of Dudley, so I guess better than nothing, a place to sit in the sun (if we have any) or stroll around for an hour, but apart from the kids play area , tennis courts and th...  more »
  • It's a little bit boring has there isn't really a lot to see. Probably ok for dog walkers who live local but wouldn't go out of my way to go there.  more »
  • some nice old ruins. bits of history. great place for a nice rest to when you have been for a walk around wrens nest park that is further on up the road with lots of hills and valleys. but watch your ...  more »
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  • One of my Pokemon hangouts! Love taking a drive up here, always got a great community of players up there. The grounds are well kept and bins are always being used. Ice cream hangs out up there at weekends too!!
  • Really nice park for the community. Grass lands for walking the dogs. Park was updated couple of years ago. Gravel pathways. Children's play area. Tennis courts. Basket ball court. Statue of Dorothy Round the tennis star. Modern park keeper offices and public toilets. Rose gardens. Shrubs. Duck pond. Priory Park ruins. Priory house. This is an excellent park for the community. There are shops close by. The 126 bus stops alongside the park.
  • Only recently been to collect pokemon as it's good for stops but the views are ok and it's generally tidy.
  • Good park kids area needs a little TLC
  • Beautiful, clean park with some lovely ruins to explore. There's a tennis court and a children's play area. It's also a good place to catch Pokémon for those addicted to Pokémon go. Plenty of parking too.