Welcome to the Cannon Hill Park Friends Website
Cannon Hill Park is the City Park 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.
Cannon Hill has many different habitats including, lakes, pools and a wonderful collection of trees. It is home to the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and has a Ranger Service, which organizes a year-round programme of events and activities for the general public and educational events for schools.
Help us celebrate the 140th Anniversary Year (2013). The park was gifted by Louisa Ryland, and designed by John Gibson - botanist and People's Park movement architect from Birkenhead Park (1840) and Battersea Park (1863).

Today's Birmingham Mail (Sat 10th Aug) - Cannon Hill Park in the top five family attractions!
A summer of fun! Aug 14th - Sept 1st including the famous Cannon Hill Park Beach! Here for details.

Family cycling day (8th Sept) Here for details.
New Community Websites
Pebble Mill and Holders Lane Friends of the Fields website here!
News Archive
Summer activities Aug 14th-Sept 1st including the famous Cannon Hill Park beach! See here.

Spring Fair June 1st-2nd of June. Details

Easter Holiday Festival April 11-13th in Cannon Hill Park. Details

Rea Flood Walk Feb 2013 is

NEW Spring Festival Feb 16th-23rd. See detailed list events

Rededication of the South African War memorial on our
news pages.

Make sure you participate in the Park's Festival of Lights starting Oct 19th. See more exciting details
here and on our news pages.

Memories from Kings Norton's Girls School. Have a
read here.

We will be changing the park comments page shortly as the service we use ends on Oct 1st 2012. The downside is that the old comments will be lost. There is not a way of saving those.

Join us at the fun fair and park beach Aug 25 - 3rd September.

Park Jubilee Celebrations - June 2-5th. See events
guide and news for details.

Cannon Hill Park mentioned in the Natural England's new PDF: 'A History of Royal Jubilees in Public Parks'. Download available

The park's latest

A flood walk down the Rea now available

Spring Newsletter
now available. We have also updated our wildlife watch twitter feed.

New videos of the hedge laying event. Keep those old skills alive in our landscape.

Cannon Hill Park Fun Day - Sunday 10th October 2010.
Check it out.

Check out the new audio walks completed as part a recent project called 'Amplifiying the Map'. See the news page for more details or click
here to go straight to their fabulous website.

Sound gallery
now available. We will be adding to it constantly as new recordings are gathered.

We have added new live Park (this page) and
Wildlife Twitter feeds to the website. Check the new wildlife blog page also.

See our
new podcasts of recent Friends, Artsfest and the British Science Festival activities. Tony as been busy!

See the new
Kaleidoscopia software. Let your creative side show.

Follow the big
nature debate. Blog on it, Tweet it. Get involved.
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!!!See our park Flikr feed!!!
New: A year's wildlife blogging in Cannon Hill Park.
For Birmingham Heritage pages:
Park Tweets


Meet people, find refreshment and information in the Garden Tea Room. Join groups using the park for health and recreational activities.


Explore the park heritage and enjoy the sports, boating, fishing, floral and plant displays.


Explore the park wildlife, follow the guided wildlife walks, join the Ranger's wildlife events.


Enjoy the wide range of events organised by City and local groups, the Park Rangers, Cannon Hill Friends and OPALWM.