Create a Poppy Field

Everyone’s invited to help ‘Create a Poppy Field’ at Beacon Park on Saturday 8 March, between 10.30am and 3pm. To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, along with the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks, Lichfield District Council is creating a field of poppies at Beacon Park. Following a sponsored Halloween… Read more »

Stowe Pool tree works

A Johnsons Willow, along Stowe Pool is due to be pollarded today (12 February 2014). By pollarding, the branches are reduced to remove the excess weight and aged limbs. This tree work is essential maintenance, to prolong the life of the tree and for the safety of those passing by. It has been approved by… Read more »

Stowe Pool water level lowered

The water level at Stowe Pool has been lowered by just over one metre so that essential work can be carried out. Work has already taken place to repair a damaged buoy that is attached to a flap that controls the water coming into Stowe Pool from Minster Pool. Works also include creating a platform on the out-flow… Read more »

CPCG Beacon Park stream improvements

A group of volunteers is set to kick off 2014 with two days of conservation work at Beacon Park this February. Lichfield District Council’s Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (or CPCG for short) volunteer to help maintain local parks and green spaces across the district. This year, an extra day of conservation work has been… Read more »

Beacon Park Festive Activities round up

Lots of people enjoyed a range of festive activities in Beacon Park on Saturday 7 December 2013. A steady stream of people, including the Chairman of Lichfield District Council and his Lady, enjoyed all the festive cheer to be had in Beacon Park’s Museum Gardens on Saturday. From tap dance performances by King Edward VI… Read more »

Skatepark update

The new skatepark, located next to the A51 Bypass in Beacon Park, is starting to take shape. Our contractor, Gravity Engineering Ltd, has dug and shaped the holes and has started the process of pouring the concrete. We have published a new 3D visual of the first phase of the development, as well as photos… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Festive Activities

A day of Christmas themed celebrations is set to take place in Beacon Park’s Museum Gardens on Saturday 7 December, from 12 noon to 3pm. Lichfield District Council is inviting everyone to come to Beacon Park on Saturday 7 December to enjoy an afternoon of festive fun. The free entry event will feature festive music… Read more »

Beginners’ rag rug workshop in park setting

Learn how to make a beautiful rug from scraps of material at one of the three workshops taking place at Beacon Park this December.   Three rag rug workshops, aimed at beginners, are being held in Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub on Sunday 1 December. Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communications… Read more »

A skatepark for Beacon Park

After Lichfield District Council appointed Gravity Engineering Ltd, work to construct a new skatepark in Beacon Park started on Monday 11 November 2013.  When complete, the skatepark will feature a street-style section as well as a transition zone, which will include bowls, hips and spines for skaters to practice their tricks. The council’s plans also… Read more »

Women rediscover netball

Lots of women have braved the autumn nights and joined in Back to Netball training in Beacon Park. The training, running Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm on Beacon Park’s tennis courts, has proved really popular with an average of 30 women a week joining in. The sessions offer a gentle re-introduction to the game for… Read more »