Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War. It straddles Barbourne Brook and has two distinct areas - a formal park to the east, and an informal area managed for wildlife conservation to the west, next to the River Severn.

Park access

Pedestrian entrances on Barbourne Road, Lavender Road, Tower Road, Waterworks Road and Barbourne Lane. National Cycle Route 46 passes through the park from Waterworks Road to Tower Road. Disabled parking at the Pump House Environment Centre on Waterworks Road. Bus stop on Barbourne Road, ask for Gheluvelt Park.

Open: Pedestrian access 24hrs

Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be on a lead in the formal park east of Barbourne Brook, and are not allowed on the Splashpad. Please clean up after your dog using the bins provided.

Accessibility

The majority of paths are surfaced and wheelchair accessible, disabled parking and toilets available at the Pump House Environment Centre (open 10am - 5pm summer, 10am - 4pm winter)

Parking

There is free parking in Waterworks Road car park, disabled and cycle parking at the Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road.

Site map of Gheluvelt Park

The park is located in Worcester, along the A449 (Barbourne Road) and stretches across to the River Severn.

Site Map of Gheluvelt Park

Park facilities

Gheluvelt Splashpad

Splashpad

This popular water play feature for toddlers to early teens. It can be found in the formal park area.

Splashpad opening times

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April - May

11:00 - 16:00 every day

June to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 18:00 every day
1 October - 31 March CLOSED

Please note that parking is very limited at this end of the park. Please be considerate to local residents by using the free car park on Waterworks Road.

Play area

The playground has separate areas for younger and older children, so that little ones can play safely and older children can be more adventurous without the danger of hurting their younger companions. Parents are well catered for too, with seating and a gazebo to provide shelter. The multi-age facility uses the very latest play technology and floor surfaces, giving a truly 21st-century play experience.

Toilets

Toilets and baby changing facilities are located next to the play area near Barbourne Road, and at the Pump House on Waterworks Road during opening times.

Cafe at Pump house Environment Centre

The Pump House Environment Centre is owned and managed by the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust. The Pump House Cafe is situated in the Environment Centre and serves hot and cold drinks plus soup, teacakes, toast and locally produced cakes. Seating is available inside and also in the south facing garden. There is disabled access from the Gheluvelt Park entrance and disabled toilets.  Please see their website for further details.

Tennis courts

There are two tennis courts available in the park and are available to use by members of the public when the park is open. Gheluvelt Park's tennis courts are free to hire and available 7 days a week unless pre-booked by a club or school. If you are a club or school and would like to book the courts please contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk.

Bandstand

Bandstand

Throughout the summer bands regularly perform on the bandstand.  Please see the **parks events** page for further details.

Outdoor gym equipment

Outdoor gym equipment are arranged in a circuit around the perimeter to the west of the park.

  • Leg Press
  • Space Walker
  • Sit Up benches
  • Surfer
  • Pull Down Exerciser
  • Chest Press
  • Triple Pull Up

Outdoor table tennis

There are two outdoor table tennis tables available in the park and are available when the park is open. The tables are free to use, however you will need to bring your own bats and balls.

Gheluvelt Sons of Rest Building

The Sons of Rest building is located near the Splashpad and is available for hire at £10 per hour, if you would like to hire the building please complete the parks small events booking form or telephone our customer service centre on 01905 722233. Rooms must be cleaned after use, full Terms & Conditions will be sent upon application.

Further information

Habitats

Formal and informal planting, Barbourne Brook, Pond, Mature trees, Native tree planting, Hedges, Wildflower grassland, Amenity grassland.

Notable Wildlife

  • Mute Swan
  • Mallard
  • Kingfisher
  • Grey Squirrels
  • Bats

The Friends of Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park Friends was formed in 2003 to work with Worcester City Council, the Duckworth Trust, local Residents Associations and others to develop and increase the use of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Environmental Centre. During this time membership has increased to more than 500, run by a committee of 8, representing 4000 local Barbourne residents and many more from outlying areas.

Membership is open to anyone. There are no fees and we issue three or four free newsletters per year, either by email, local delivery in the Barbourne area, or collection from the Pumphouse Environmental centre. We would be delighted if you decide to get involved in our activities, but there is no commitment. Merely by being a registered member you help the committee raise funds for park activities.

For more information visit www.gheluveltfriends.org.uk