Bournville Park is a small park in the suburb of Bournville, between Linden Road and Selly Oak Road (and Oak Tree Lane). The Bourn flows through this little park. There is a playground close to Linden Road. A bowling green and tennis courts. Part of the Bournville Village Trust. Beyond here is the Merritts Brook Greenway, leading to the Valley Parkway.

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Bournville Park from Linden Road to Selly Oak Road





Bournville Park is a small park in the suburb of Bournville, between Linden Road and Selly Oak Road (and Oak Tree Lane). The Bourn flows through this little park. There is a playground close to Linden Road. A bowling green and tennis courts. Part of the Bournville Village Trust. Beyond here is the Merritts Brook Greenway, leading to the Valley Parkway.


Most of the time I see Bournville Park from either the 11C or 11A buses in passing, but I have popped into this park twice, once in 2012 and again in 2018. It's so small that you may not be in there for long, if you are walking around the Bournville area. If you are getting off the bus, or coming from the centre of the Bournville Village or Cadbury World, then you enter via Linden Road. The path takes you straight down to Oak Tree Lane and Selly Oak Road.

The playground is close to Linden Road and Bournville Village Primary School. Thorn Road and Beech Road are linked in the middle of the park by a path.

 

August 2012

Mid August 2012 and my first look around Bournville Park. This is the entrance from Thorn Road, the path going straight in the middle of the park.

Trees along the path from the Thorn Road entrance.

Footbridge over The Bourn which flows through the park. This is the stream / brook that gave it's name to Bournvile.

View of The Bourn towards the road bridge on Oak Tree Lane.

View of The Bourn into the park.

Another wooden footbridge that crosses The Bourn.

The Bourn dissects Bournville Park into two. The view towards the playground, or Play Area.

The Bourn towards the bowling green huts (which are up the path to the left).

Welcome to Bournville Park. This sign was on Linden Road and has a black and white photo portrait of George Cadbury. Bournville is in the Selly Oak Constituency.

The Bourn seen from the Linden Road end.

December 2018

I passed Bournville Park during one of my many walks around Bournville during May 2013, but didn't re-enter the park again at that time. So I didn't really go back into the park again until December 2018.

A squirrel near a tree. Squirrels always make nice park photos, if you can get them into focus.

Also saw this blackbird.

Pair of sheds from the bowling green.

The sheds from the front, bowling green to the left.

The Bourn looks quite different during the winter, or rather the trees do without the leaves on them. But the leaves were all over the grass.

This view of The Bourn from the bridge on Oak Tree Lane. Towards the footbridge I previously saw 6 years before.

Another Welcome to Bournville Park sign. This one on from the entrance near Oak Tree Lane.

Back to the playground, or Play Area. Not being used when I headed back to the Linden Road entrance.

All Birmingham parks have these yellow elephant signs in the playground and this one is no exception. Welcome to Bournville Park Play Area.

For another local park to Bournville Park, please check out my Cotteridge Park post here: Cotteridge Park: the park near the Cross City Line.

I'm hoping to do more park posts as soon as I can. I've recently visited Witton Lakes Park and Brookvale Park (December 2019). Also Hillfield Park in Solihull (January 2020). Other parks I regularly check out from time to time include the Oaklands Recreation Ground in South Yardley.

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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Birmingham We Are People with Passion award winner 2020