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.
Park News!
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New: A year's wildlife blogging in Cannon Hill Park.
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Allied Community Websites
Pebble Mill and Holders Lane Friends of the Fields website here!
Centenary Woodland blog is here!
For Birmingham Heritage pages click 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.


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.