This was another park that I spotted on Google Maps, and wanted to check out a short walk around during May 2020. Olton Jubilee Park is located in Olton, Solihull. It was opened in 1935 during the Silver Jubilee year of George V. Two years later in 1937 the gates on Lyndon Road were unveiled in time for the Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The Hatchford Brook also flows here.

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Olton Jubilee Park, a Recreation Ground opened in the Silver Jubilee year of George V





This was another park that I spotted on Google Maps, and wanted to check out a short walk around during May 2020. Olton Jubilee Park is located in Olton, Solihull. It was opened in 1935 during the Silver Jubilee year of George V. Two years later in 1937 the gates on Lyndon Road were unveiled in time for the Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The Hatchford Brook also flows here.


Olton Jubilee Park

Welcome to Olton Jubilee Park. This park is surrounds the Hatchford Brook which flows through the park in Olton, Solihull. The main entrance gates is on Lyndon Road. There is also entrances and exits from Ulleries Road, Brackleys Way and Dene Court Road. Originally called Olton Recreation Ground, it was opened to the public on the 6th May 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V by the then Solihull Urban District Council. It was also called the Olton Jubilee Recreation Ground originally.

Two years later the gates on Lyndon Road were opened to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the 12th May 1937 (the date originally reserved for King Edward VIII before he abdicated in December 1936). Today you can call the park either Olton Park or Olton Jubilee Park.

The park also features the Solihull BMX Pump Track, a Play Area, football pitch, basketball area and a wet woodland.

My visit was during May 2020. During the lockdown the play area and basketball area were closed. Although there were people on BMX bikes at the time of my visit.

The gates seen from Lyndon Road. This view was after we exited via Ulleries Road and walked back to the car.

First view of the gates as we headed into the park from Lyndon Road. There is a pair of plaques. One details the opening of the park in 1935 (Silver Jubilee of George V) and the other from 1937 when the gates were unveiled (Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth).

On entering the park saw this Olton Jubilee Park noticeboard near the main path.

The BMX Track is on the right. And there was a group on BMX bikes there to do tricks. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be open at that part of May 2020 (was on the 5th).

First look at the playground / play area which was closed off to the public due to the pandemic / lockdown.

Inside saw this metal wheel thing.

Of course the outdoor gym equipment and the basketball court was out of use.

Another look at the playground on the way out. Swings and slides out of use.

The park is a Green Flag Park as can be seen by the Green Flag flying near the play area.

A footbridge that goes over the Hatchford Brook.

Lots of trees surrounding the Hatchford Brook, near the footbridge.

Heading into the wet woodland area. People walking their dogs, and mothers pushing pushchairs.

This part of the park is near Brackleys Way.

Saw a path that leads to Dene Court Road.

Now on a path in the wet woodland area that goes around the Hatchford Brook.

Now for a proper look at the Hatchford Brook.

Beyond the Hatchford Brook were people keeping a social distance, other than those in their household.

Looking back at the path alongside the Hatchford Brook.

Kept seeing these yellow flowers around this area of the park. They might be Gorse. Running alongside the Hatchford Brook.

Taking the path to exit the park to Ulleries Road, for the walk back to the starting point on Lyndon Road.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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