Johnson’s Willow will live on

The fifth incarnation of an historic tree at Stowe Pool in Lichfield will be planted later this year. Lichfield District Council and the Johnson Society have been working together to make sure a significant tree in Lichfield, called Johnson’s Willow, is regrown as the current tree reaches the end of its life. The tree grows… Read more »

Pat Collins funfair postponed

Sadly a popular Bank Holiday family fun event in Beacon Park has been postponed due to weather. Funfair operator Pat Collins was due to host its first post-lockdown family fun event in Lichfield’s Beacon Park this Bank Holiday weekend. However, a site inspection following the unseasonal heavy rain means the fair can’t go ahead and… Read more »

Beacon Park launches free audio tour

Visitors to Beacon Park can now download a free audio tour to find out fascinating facts when visiting this Lichfield Historic Park. Lichfield District Council is proud to launch a new historical audio tour of Beacon Park. Narrated by Sue Baird, a former Visit Lichfield tour guide, the self-guided audio tour includes insights on how… Read more »

It’s game, set & match as Tennis For Free returns to Beacon Park

Free coach-led tennis sessions will make a welcome return to Beacon Park in Lichfield this Sunday. Tennis For Free is starting up again at Beacon Park on Sunday 25 April 2021, after Government restrictions were eased to allow outdoor sports. Tennis For Free is a charity that aims to encourage more participation in the sport…. Read more »

Two trees at Beacon Park to be replaced

A beech tree and a lime tree in Beacon Park will be felled this month after an inspection highlights concerns with their long-term health. After carrying out a health check of the trees in Beacon Park, an external tree inspector has instructed Lichfield District Council to remove two of its larger trees within six months… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Halloween puzzle trail

Children are invited to follow a spooky trail at Beacon Park and to download some extra activities for double the Halloween fun. From spotting the odd ghost out to solving the spell ingredient anagrams, follow a trail to find eight clues dotted around Beacon Park as part of the Halloween puzzle trail. Running from Saturday… Read more »

Boost your wellbeing with Park Pause activities

Be in the moment by heading out to one of the district’s parks or open spaces and have a go at a series of wellbeing activities. A free online Park Pause booklet has been launched to help people take time in nature, to benefit their health and wellbeing and reduce stress. Ruth Piddington, Community &… Read more »

Stowe Fields play area unveiled

A new play area – complete with a zip line, climbing frames, slide and swings – has opened in Lichfield. Lichfield District Council has launched its brand new play area in Stowe Fields. Children are now having fun playing on the equipment, including a 30m zip line, a basket swing, two slides, climbing frames, wooden… Read more »

Beacon Park draw and story trail

Inviting all children! Come to Beacon Park and follow a brand new draw and story trail. Running everyday until 6 September 2020, follow our trail around the park to discover our very own Brock Peana and his adventures. In part one you will draw Brock and in part two you will get to follow the… Read more »

Temporary closure of wooden walkway over bridge

The wooden walkway over Beacon Park’s pool closed to the public on Monday 27 July. Parts of the bridge have rotted and need to be repaired. It will reopen as soon as the repairs have been carried out.