Sport & leisure in Beacon Park

COVID-19 update

Beacon Park’s play area, skatepark and public toilets are open. The pay for play activities, including golf, reopened on 29 March 2021. If visiting, please follow social distancing guidance and put litter in a bin or take it home with you.

About our facilities

From an 18 hole golf course  and tennis courts to bowling greens and football pitches, Beacon Park is a great place to have fun and keep active. You can save money on many activities at Beacon Park with a Leisure Activity Passport. These are available to buy at the Ranger Station, which is the kiosk next to the crazy golf course.

Golf

Beacon Park offers a fantastic mature 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards.

The golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. There is no need to book – just turn up, pay at the Ranger Station (which is the kiosk between Lakeside Bistro and the crazy golf course), and enjoy a game! Golf tee off times

In 2021 an 18-hole round of golf costs £8.30 for adults and £6.25 for children and a 9-hole round costs £5.25 for adults and £4.15 for children, with discounts available for LAP members.

Golf prices, including Leisure Activity Passport

You can play with your own golf clubs, or hire them when you pay for your round. It costs £1.50 a club, which includes a ball and a deposit of £1.

You can now book your game of golf as well as foot and disc golf online through Bookizmo!

We also have a golf course map to help guide you to round the course.

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Play foot golf at Beacon Park

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Play disc golf at Beacon Park

Foot and disc golf

You can now play foot and disc golf on Beacon Park’s 18-hole pitch and putt golf course.

Foot golf sees players follow the route of the golf course, but rather than teeing off, they kick a football into larger golf holes in the ground. Disc golf allows players to throw flying discs into special raised nets and also follows the route of the golf course.

The goal of both games is to play each hole or net in the fewest kicks or throws as possible. The player with the lowest total for the entire course wins.

You can pay for your game and hire equipment from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station (which is next to the golf course).

In 2021 it costs £8.30 for adults and £6.25 for children for an 18-hole game of foot or disc golf. It costs £1 to hire the equipment and a £2 refundable deposit will also need to be paid. An express 9-hole round costs £5.25 for adults and £4.15 for children. There are discount prices for Leisure Activity Passport holders.

Crazy golf

Crazy golf

Crazy golf

Beacon Park offers a great crazy golf course, where children can compete against one another or take on their parents! It costs £2.65 a game.

The crazy golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We also offer club and ball hire included within the price. Mini clubs are available for little ones.

Football pitches

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Football at Beacon Park

Beacon Park has six football pitches that anyone can use to kick about a ball. They are also perfect for flying kites on blustery days.

For more serious football players, the pitches are available to hire for both adult and junior matches. We have four adult-size regular playing pitches and two junior-size pitches. All have changing facilities. Find out our pitch hire prices.

The pitches are available to hire as one-off bookings or for the season, with changing facilities. To find out more about booking pitches, please call the parks team on 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Basketball court

We have a basketball court in the play area. You can hire a basketball from the Ranger Station for £2 (plus a £5 deposit).

Four new courts

Tennis court hire

Beacon Park has four brand new, fully-resurfaced tennis courts with floodlights operated by Beacon Park Tennis.

The courts are open everyday of the week from 8am to 9pm.

You can pay and play for £6 an hour per court (an extra £2.50 if you want the floodlights) or become a pass holder for just £52 for the household for the year.

Bookings and group bookings can only be made online by visiting Beacon Park Tennis.

Free tennis coaching

Tennis For Free is back and is offering a modified programme due to Covid.

The coach-led sessions are running on Sunday afternoons at Beacon Park and are open to adults and young people aged 12 and over. All equipment is provided.

As Covid restrictions are lifted, Tennis For Free expect to open up sessions to the whole family in the late summer.

Find out out how to take part.

Lichfield Tennis League

For the Lichfield and Burntwood 18+ singles local mixed tennis league and adult competitions visit http://localtennisleagues.com/lichfield – all standards welcome.

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Table tennis

Table tennis

The all-weather table tennis table is to the right of the crazy golf course. Bats and balls can be hired from the Ranger Station for £2 (plus a £2 deposit).

Netball

The tennis courts can be used as netball courts.

Junior Netball for girls in school year 3 (aged 8)  to year 11 (aged 16) on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. To find out more email Three Spires Netball.

Walking Netball (for women) at Beacon Park on Thursdays from 10am-11am. Come and play a slowed down version of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It’s aimed at adults and is for all abilities, with each session including a gentle warm up. You will need to fill in a registration form on arrival. It costs £2.50 a session.

Lichfield Spires Netball Club runs weekly netball sessions on Thursdays during term time. Running from 7.30pm to 9pm, the sessions are aimed at women aged 16 and over. The first session is free, and £3 thereafter. Find out more on the club’s Facebook page.

Bowls

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Bowling greens

Enjoy a leisurely game of bowls in a beautiful setting. We have two greens with club facilities available from April to September.

For more information please contact Lichfield Crown Greens Bowls Club or Lichfield Museum Bowling Club.

Boules

The boules court is to the left of Lakeside Bistro in Beacon Park and does not need to be booked. Anyone can play on the court with their own boules, or equipment can be hired for £2 (plus a £5 deposit) from the Ranger Station.

Seasonal fun

On weekends and school holidays, as the weather gets warmer, you will find donkey rides, an inflatable slide, and mini cars near or in the play area, as well as peddle boats on the boating pool. There is a small charge for these activities.

Skatepark

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Pro skater at launch

Skaters can practise their tricks on Beacon Park’s skatepark, which we launched in 2014.

The skatepark is open from dawn till dusk and is suitable for skateboarding, BMX bikes, scooters and skates.

We recommend wearing safety gear.

You’ll find the skatepark between Bunkers Hill Car Park and the woodland.

The area is regularly inspected, but if anyone has any concerns, please contact us on 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Battle Bootcamp

Battle Bootcamp hold regular classes every week in Beacon Park. Classes last an hour and are built on an authentic, strong military ethos with real veterans pushing you physically and motivating you mentally.

There’s lots of encouragement every step of the way and an option to sign up for a trial. Find out more at Battle Bootcamp’s website (external link).

Beacon Parkrun

Beacon Parkrun is a 5km run on a course round Beacon Park that takes place every Saturday at 9am. It’s you against the clock.

It is free to take part but you must register first. You only need to register once but don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Find out more

Leisure Activity Passport (LAP)

With a LAP, available from the Ranger Station, you can get discounts on a number of sports and leisure activities at Beacon Park and at Lichfield District Council’s two leisure centres. Find out more (external link).