Highgate Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Highgate Park is an inner city park and has a play area and a basketball court / football pitch. From the park, there are good views of the City skyline. Highgate Park opened in 1875.


Where to find the Park

Highgate Park is located between Moseley Road and Alcester Street in Highgate. Other roads with entrances include Chandos Road and Salop Street. As well as Darwin Street via Canberra Walk.

View park HERE on our Birmingham map.

The number 50 bus passes Highgate Park. 

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The no 50 bus passes Highgate Park on Moseley Road. Photography by Elliott Brown

Plan your journey

 

Recreational activities

The park has a play area and a basketball court / football pitch. There is good views of the City skyline from here.

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Play Area at Highgate Park. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of Highgate Park

Highgate Park was opened in 1875. It was the last inner City park to open, until Eastside City Park in 2012.

Prior to becoming a Park, the land, originally owned by Elizabeth Hollier, was used for grazing.

In her Will, Elizabeth Hollier stated that the land was to be used for charity and the four fields were rented out to 12 poor people from Aston Parish and 12 from Birmingham Parish.

In 1875, the Trustees of Elizabeth Hollier's Charity wanted to develop the land for use by industry, but the Birmingham Corporation stepped in and bought the land.

There used to be a Park Lodge in Highgate Park which was built in 1876. After a fire in 2018, it was demolished.

Highgate Park lodge

The Lodge in Highgate Park (March 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

The statue of King Edward VII was in Highgate Park from 1951 but it was removed from the park in 2009, and was eventually installed in Centenary Square (near Baskerville House) near the end of 2010.

Edward VII statue Centenary Square

The statue of Edward VII in Centenary Square shortly after being installed there (November 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring at Highgate Park

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Highgate Park towards the Rowton Hotel (April 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Summer at Highgate Park

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Highgate Park (June 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Project dates

12 Aug 2019 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action
People & community, Green open spaces

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com