Fort Royal Park is located south-east of Worcester within the Cathedral Ward of Worcester, with the main entrance being on Wylds Lane. Fort Royal Park is of critical historical significance to the city, as the site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War. It was also visited by the second and third Presidents of the United States of America, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who were keen to see the site they regarded as the place where democracy was effectively born.
Towards what was to become the end of the English Civil War, Charles II left Scotland on a journey to return to London. During the break in his journey at Worcester he looked for support from the people of the city. Although unknown at the time, Worcester was to become the turning point in the political history of England and much of the momentous changes of that period are locked into the background, lore and history of Fort Royal Park.
Children's Play Area
There is now a fantastic new playground in Fort Royal Park, containing innovative play equipment designed for a range of age groups.
The first area for younger children replicates a civil war period farm homestead and will include swings, a slide and small pieces of play equipment for climbing and role play.
Artist's impression of play area one
The second area, designed for older children, contains a large, web-like climbing structure, held up by long poles which represent civil war ‘pikes.'
Artist's impression of play area two
Fort Royal Memory Trail
Park visitors will have the opportunity to explore memories of the Park by discovering QR codes along the trail that link through to videos of local people’s memories, some historic, some personal.
The videos record the memories of residents living close to the park, children from Stanley Road Primary School, the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association, local historians and the Worcester Central Mosque.
The videos of their experiences have been embedded into a smartphone activated treasure trail through the park - look out for the seven small brass plaques each displaying a QR code or download your own Memory Trail Leaflet
We would like you to enjoy your visit to our Park.
Therefore, if you have driven to the Park please respect local residents and park in one of the nearby Pay and Display Car Parks, both of which are a 5 minute walk from the Play Area.
King Street (Sidbury) Car Park
(opposite Skellerns Motorcycle Shop, WR1 2NX)
Pay & Display - 116 Spaces, 3 Disabled Bays
Commandery Road Car Park
(Bath Road next to the Pizza Shop, WR5 2LS )
Pay & Display - 38 Spaces, 3 Disabled Bays
Car Park Charges:
Up to 1 Hr £0.90
Up to 2 Hrs £1.80
Up to 3 Hrs £2.70
Up to 4 Hrs £3.60
Why not extend your visit to the Park by visiting the Commandery?
Free entry to Worcester City Residents when Council Tax bill is shown.
Friends Of Fort Royal & Commandery Gardens
The Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens always welcome new members.
For more information go to the Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens Facebook Page.
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