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Birmingham City Council

Swanshurst Park

Swanshurst Park
off Yardley Wood Road/Swanshurst Lane
Kings Heath
West Midlands
UK

Like many parks, most of this site was used as common grazing land until the end of World War II. Then the final acres were given to the City as parkland and a 9-hole pitch and put were added in the 1950s. This was closed down in the 1990s and much of the site has returned to its more natural heathland condition making it an important nature conservation habitat for this part of the city.

There are two large pools within the park, both very good sites for waterfowl with swans tending to winter there each year. A small car park overlooks the new children’s play area off the Yardley Wood Road.