Friends of Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park was donated to the citizens of Birmingham by Miss Louisa Ryland expressing her wish that the Park would prove a source of healthful recreation to the people of Birmingham, and that they would aid in the protection and preservation of what is now their property.
Cannon Hill Park is located less than 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, just off the Pershore Road (A441) in the south of the city. It runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city’s five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out.