Birmingham Ranger Service
Birmingham is fortunate in having a surprisingly rich variety of natural open spaces, a large proportion of these are held in trust by the city council. The health of this natural environment and the wildlife it contains is important to everyone and needs to be cherished and enjoyed by all, both now and in the future. The responsibility for making this happen lies with Birmingham Parks Ranger Service.
The service works out of a number of 'hubs' located around the city. This allows rangers increased flexibility to work with and involve a wider ranger of community groups and park users. Areas served along with location are listed below:
Ladywood and Perry Barr Constituency Ranger Hub
The Lodge, Edgbaston Reservoir, 115 Reservoir Road, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 9EE
Northfield Constituency Ranger Hub
The Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8ER
Hodge Hill and Yardley Constituency Ranger Hub
Sheldon Country Park, Ragley Drive,Church Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3TU
Sutton Coldfield and Erdington Constituency Ranger Hub
The Visitor Centre, Sutton Park Nature Reserve, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,B74 2YT
Edgbaston Constituency Ranger Hub
The Visitor Centre, Woodgate Valley Country Park, Clapgate Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3DS
Hall Green and Selly Oak Constituency Ranger Hub
Kings Heath Park House, Kings Heath Park, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7TQ
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 7RL
Key Service Areas
Nature Conservation An important part of our work and involves planning, practical management and advisory work. Rangers use a combination of skills and expertise including traditional countryside management techniques, and modern ecological techniques for surveying and monitoring habitats and wildlife. This expertise is also used in the events and activities which we organise to promote the benefits of Birmingham's natural heritage.
Events 'Get Out and About' with Birmingham Parks Ranger Service and our annual programme of events. Whether you enjoy getting down and dirty on a conservation workday, delving into a pond to find what creatures are lurking in its depth or just experiencing the tranquillity and beauty of Birmingham's natural spaces we offer something for everyone. Join in the fun and get the most out of your parks and their natural resources.
Community & Safety Parks are for everyone to enjoy. Places where children can learn and play, friends and family can meet and individuals can walk the dog, exercise or just get away from the stresses of modern living. Birmingham Parks Rangers work with local partners to make parks safe and welcoming places to visit.
Education Our parks are places of lifelong learning. We instinctively want to explore and discover, observe and reflect on the wonders of nature.
Birmingham Parks Ranger Service works to achieve better understanding of wildlife and the natural environment at all levels, from introductory walks and talks, Education Naturally and curriculum-linked primary programmes through to university research projects. Please follow this link to find out more or to book a school session.
Health & Biodiversity Birmingham's parks with their wealth of plants and animals are vital to our health and well-being. Our green environment cools and cleans the air, provides space for us to exercise our bodies and peace and quiet to relax our minds. Birmingham Parks Ranger Service works to sustain a healthy environment and support a thriving and healthy community. Please follow this link to find out more about Biodiversity.
Volunteering & Training Sustaining the natural environment in a city as large as Birmingham requires a well trained workforce and a supportive community. Birmingham Parks Ranger Service guide the conservation management of parks. Our on site training schemes will lead to an increasingly skilled and valuable volunteer workforce and may lead to employment in the growing environmental sector. Please follow this link to find out more about volunteering in one of Birmingham's parks
Sustainable Development 'Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs' Birmingham Parks Ranger Service recognise that social, economic and environmental issues are linked and must be addressed together. We take this forward thinking and integrated approach when planning the development of the Service.