Parks and Green Spaces Locally

Parks , woods and open spaces are great places to go for a run, walk or work out. The’re also great places to unwind and relax, here are a selection of local parks within walking distance or a bus/train ride away. If there is a spot we’ve missed that you would like including, just drop us a line.

Birmingham City Council have a section on their site all about parks, including a search feature, check it out here

Selly Oak Park

Orginally part of a deer park, this is now an urban park on the edge of Selly Oak

Location: just off Gibbins Road, Selly Oak Click here for location

This park also has an active friends organisation friends organisation : check their twitter here: here

Some of its history here

The park also has a partitially restored section of the Dudley No 2 canal , which used to link Selly Oak with the Black Country beyond. Lapal Canal Trust is dedicated to restoring this link, and organises volunteer restoration days. Keep an eye out on their twitter and facebook accounts for news and up-and-coming events

Selly Park Recreation Road

Lying between Selly Park and Selly Oak, this is a large open park with football pitches for hire plus an outdoor gym along with trees to spaces to relax in

Location: Inbetween Raddlebarn Road, Warwards Lane and Selly Avenue:  Click here for location

Muntz Park

A quirky little park with a facinating history , places to relax and lots of trees

Location: In-between Umberslade & Gristhorpe Roads: Click here for location

Further afield

Cotteridge Park

A park with an active friends organisation located close to Stirchley and Bournville.

Location: Click here

Getting there: Bournville train station is a short walk away (see map) check National Train Timetables for details of services

Warley Woods

A 100 acre wood in the heart of suburbia. The park also has a cafe, a public meeting room, facilities, a golf shop and a 9 hole golf course. It is managed by Warley Woods Community Trust who have loads of info via this link

Location: This is about 3 miles outside the city centre, and not far from Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham. Click here for location

Getting there: The woods can be reached easily via the No 48 bus, more info here

Check their twitter feed for more information, events and volunteer days