Pen a poem about Beacon Park

Community & Education Officer, Ruth Witczak, getting inspiration

Community & Education Officer, Ruth Witczak, getting inspiration

To celebrate World Poetry Day, everyone is invited to put pen to paper and write a poem about Beacon Park.

The poems can be rhyming, non-rhyming, funny or serious, and can be about anything, from the park’s historic monuments or wildlife, to the playground or boating pool.

Anyone can enter in one of three categories: age 10 or under, 11 to 17 years of age and 18 or over.

The best poems will feature in the Poetry in the Park free trail that will run at Beacon Park on World Poetry Day, which is on 21 March 2016.

Everyone who goes on the trail will follow a map leading them to poems dotted around the park. They will then vote for their favourite poem in each of the age categories, and the winning poets will be given a small prize.

Councillor Andy Smith, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks at Lichfield District Council, said “From the beautiful gardens to the statues and woodland, Beacon Park has so much material to inspire poets of all ages. We’re really looking forward to reading the poems, so make sure you visit Beacon Park soon and get started.”

To submit your poem, please email your entry to by Monday 14 March or hand it into the Ranger Station at Beacon Park, between the golf course and Lakeside Bistro.