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Lichfield’s Beacon Park receives the coveted Green Flag Award to officially recognise it as one of the country’s best parks

Green Flag awarded to Beacon Park

Lichfield District Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for Beacon Park. The news that Beacon Park has achieved the accreditation – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces – is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that cares for the green space so that visitors and… Read more »

Collaboration between council and The Johnson Society sees cuttings from famous city willow tree planted in the United States

Robert DeMaria Jr, planting a cutting of Johnsons Willow

Special planting ceremonies held in the United States are set to result in the regeneration there of an historic Lichfield tree admired by Samuel Johnson. Cuttings from the tree, known as Johnson’s Willow, have been planted at Vassar College in New York State and at Graeme Park in Pennsylvania through a collaboration between Lichfield District… Read more »

Sports and activities for everyone to try at next month’s Lichfield Community Games

Girl catching a ball

Lichfield Community Games returns to the city next month offering a great opportunity for everyone to try their hands at a new sport or activity. The event in Beacon Park on Saturday 22 June is designed to inspire health and happiness through physical exercise and will feature 30 different activities delivered by local providers and… Read more »

Celebrating the 25th Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

The ever-popular Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is marking its 25th year in 2024 and everyone is invited to the celebration. This much-loved concert has become a perennial favourite with thousands of the district’s residents joining fans from far and wide to enjoy a musical and visual extravaganza in our beautiful park. Free to attend,… Read more »

Snap your signs of spring photo competition

Celebrate Lichfield District in spring by entering Visit Lichfield’s photo competition. This is a perfect opportunity to come and enjoy our parks and green spaces across the district with plenty of opportunities for some great photos. With spring definitely in the air we are calling on anyone who enjoys taking photos to enter our exciting… Read more »

Mowing across the district

Man mowing the lawn

With spring upon us and grass burgeoning our dedicated Grounds Maintenance Team have started mowing open spaces in the district. Unfortunately, due to the persistent wet weather mowing the areas that require ride-on mowers is challenging due to the poor, muddy ground conditions. Instead they are using pedestrian mowers, but this is taking much longer… Read more »

Children will enjoy following the Easter Trail

Blue easter bunny

If you are looking for a fun activity to occupy children over the Easter break why not head down to Lichfield’s Beacon Park and follow the Easter Trail? The colourful trail leads children around the park, while finding and solving a series of puzzles. The activity is aimed at children aged three and over and… Read more »

A Golden celebration of Beacon Park’s golf course

Golf course

The golf course in Lichfield’s Beacon Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Many seasoned golfers first learnt to play at Beacon Park and for them it remains a special place, so please do share your memories and photos from over the years (please tag us on social media @lichfielddc). The course has evolved… Read more »

Conservation Work in Beacon Park

Hedging

Volunteers are invited to join Lichfield District’s Countryside and Parks Conservation Group for two sessions in Beacon Park this month. The first session tomorrow, Wednesday 6 March, and the second on Wednesday 20 March will see the group completing some dead hedging along the Western Bypass. This is the process of bending dead hedge back… Read more »