Hillfield Park

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Hillfield Park
Type Park
Location Monkspath, Solihull, West Midlands
Coordinates 52°23′44″N 1°47′33″W / 52.3954536°N 1.792531°W / 52.3954536; -1.792531Coordinates: 52°23′44″N 1°47′33″W / 52.3954536°N 1.792531°W / 52.3954536; -1.792531
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Created 1984 (1984)
Operated by Metropolitan Borough of Solihull
Visitors over 100 a day[citation needed]
Status Open
Website www.solihull.gov.uk/parks/hillfieldpark.htm

Hillfield Park, Solihull, West Midlands is a community open space and play park in Monkspath, Solihull. It covers an area of over 2 acres (0.81 ha)[citation needed] and includes an attractive lake surrounded by formal footpaths, which give walkers the opportunity to explore the open space. It is built on a landfill site, its contours being produced by the earth settling as gases escape.[1]

History[edit]

The park was opened in 1984[2] to help meet the recreation needs of people in the local area.[1] In late 2009 a new children's playground was built.Refurbished as part of year 2 Playbuilder project, the project created-

Embankment slides, Activity trail, Wobble board, V Bridge, Junior swings, Toddler swings, Suspension bridge, Roller balance beam, Stepping logs, Junior multi play, Chain walk, Zip Slide. Climbing boulders and natural play features including willow arch and sensory planting.

Wildlife[edit]

The park is home to a wide variety of bird life including swallows, swifts, herons, peregrine falcons and buzzards.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

3 car parks, Lake, River and/or Stream, Recreational area, Play Area, and Football Pitches

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin John Callanan: Callanan, Martin John (2002). "Hillfield Park". Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hillfield Park". Solihull Parks Directory. Metropolitan Borough of Solihull. 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 

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