Summerfield Park (Friends of)
The main entrance is on the Dudley Rd (B18 4EJ) opposite Winson Green. The Park is bounded by and has entrances on – Dudley Rd, City Rd, Selwyn Rd, Gillott Rd, and Icknield Port Rd. In addition it can be accessed at the end of the Harborne Walkway under Summerfield Park bridge.
A 25 acre, beautiful, traditional Victorian Park, with attractive mature tree planting and extensive grassed areas. It was purchased by the Council and opened as a park in 1876.
The path surfaces are good, wide and suitable for walkers and cyclists.
It contains 2 play areas for young children, 2 all weather tennis courts, and a basketball court. The grassed areas provide space for football pitches and a cricket pitch and can be used by schools and clubs for sports days. It is a family park with an attractive diversity of users.
The Park is managed by the Council. There is also a Council Parks Department Depot within the Park, ‘The Farmhouse’. Volunteers provide a modest level of litter picking support. More volunteering support and interest though would be welcomed.
The Park is a hub – at the end of the Harborne Walkway at Summerfield Park Bridge, and also contiguous (subject to short street connections) with the Reservoir and the Birmingham Main Line Canal – towpath (entrance on Northbrook St) leading to Brindley Place, and on to the city centre.
Many enthusiasts visit and use the good path surfaces of all four spaces, for healthy extended walks or cycle rides.
Visitors to Summerfield Park are welcome!
Click here to view the Summerfield Park Map – created by volunteer, Kate Slater.
(FHW News is a free monthly e-newspaper covering local green issues and local history for the 4 spaces mentioned above. Its editor can be contacted in relation to Summerfield Park issues and developments, and if you are a potential litter picking volunteer – email [email protected] mentioning Summerfield Park in the title of your email.)
If you would like to find out more about Summer Field Park’s history, please click here!