Friends of Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park is the City Park located less than 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, just off the Pershore Road (A441) in the south of the city. It runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city’s five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out. Cannon Hill has many different habitats including, lakes, pools and a wonderful collection of trees. It is home to the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and has a Ranger Service, which organizes a year-round programme of events and activities for the general public and educational events for schools.