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 »

A field of red for Beacon Park

In 2014, to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, Lichfield District Council, in partnership with the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks, is planning to create a field of poppies in Beacon Park, just beyond the golf course. To raise the funds needed to buy the seeds and prepare the ground, the… Read more »

Patriotic proms celebrates 15 years in style!

Thousands of people waved their flags and sang with gusto at the fifteenth Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 7 September 2013. Organised by Lichfield District Council, Lichfield Proms is a huge free celebration of classical and popular music, picnics and fireworks. Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communications &… Read more »

Beacon Park boules and table tennis

Even more facilities offered at Beacon Park thanks to Lottery funding. A new boules court and an all-weather table tennis table have been launched at Beacon Park this September. The new facilities have been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, as part of Lichfield Historic Parks project. Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield… Read more »

Back to netball

Women are invited to play netball with the girls at Beacon Park on Thursday evenings, from 7pm to 8pm. England Netball’s Back to Netball Thursday sessions are starting from 29 August at Beacon Park’s tennis courts, which have been refurbished recently and now include netball court markings and nets. The sessions offer a gentle re-introduction… Read more »

Green Flag for Beacon Park

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013. Beacon Park in Lichfield is one of the very best parks in the UK – and that’s official. The park is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. The national award,… Read more »

Yoga in the park

A yoga class is starting in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park this June. Anyone looking to stretch and strengthen their body is invited to come to a new yoga class in Beacon Park that is launching on Tuesday 18 June 2013. The outdoor sessions are being run by Changes, a mental health and wellbeing… Read more »

Beacon Park welcomes royalty

As part of an official one-day tour of Staffordshire, HRH The Princess Royal visited Lichfield’s award-winning Beacon Park on Wednesday 24 April 2013. The visit, to celebrate the city park’s recent transformation as part of Lichfield Historic Parks Project, started at Museum Gardens. The Vice Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire welcomed The Princess Royal to Beacon… Read more »

Lichfield Shoes: Walk This Way Art Trail success

Around 800 people followed a temporary art trail through Lichfield’s Beacon Park on Saturday 16 March. Following the success of the half term art workshops, called Lichfield Shoes: Walk This Way, Lichfield District Council and Untitled Art Collective held a temporary art trail in Beacon Park this March. The one-day art trail, which included 18… Read more »

New railings and hedges for Beacon Park

Work will be getting underway this February to install new railings and a hedge along the Swan Road side of Beacon Park Following discussions with local groups and organisations, Lichfield District Council is replacing an old fence and hedge, which borders Museum Gardens along Swan Road, with a combination of a new yew hedge and… Read more »