Gheluvelt Park

 Gheluvelt Park Heritage Lottery Project

                      Friends of Gheluvelt Park                            The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust

Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War and has recently received 803,000 of lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The project is a partnership between the City Council, Friends of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Trust.  The park will benefit from many improvements including a new play area; new water play feature; war memorial; and reinstated park railings. 

Forthcoming Heritage Lottery Project Events and Training Opportunities

Heritage Lottery Project 2009 - 2012

Gheluvelt Splashpad


Closed for the Winter Season

re-opening on 1 April 2014




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.

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Gheluvelt Sons of Rest

The Sons of Rest building is available for hire for 10 per hour, if you would like to hire the building please complete the Gheluvelt Sons of Rest Booking Form. Rooms must be cleaned after use, full Terms & Conditions will be sent upon application.

Useful Links

If you are interested in Worcester's history and would like to know more about the work of Worcestershire Historical Society why not visit their website at

Discover History

If you are interested in bringing history alive, Discover History offers an interactive, hands-on experience and provides an opportunity to handle both real and historically accurate artifacts. Discover History can provide workshops for interested groups so why not visit their website at