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Parks & Green Spaces

Perdiswell Park

Perdiswell Park is located on the north side of Worcester between the A38 Droitwich Road and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.

The park has a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, public rights of way, dog walking trails, a children’s play area, sports pitches, and a garden of remembrance.

The north eastern part of the park, containing nine golf holes that once formed part of a municipal golf course, has been leased to Ravenmeadow Golf Centre. The area where the other nine old holes were is now a natural open space for the enjoyment of walkers.

Visiting the park

Perdiswell Park is accessible 24 hours every day. It can be entered from several points on Bilford Road and other locations further north. There are public rights of way through the park. See access map below.

Perdiswell Access Map

Please be aware that there is a golf course on site and there are access restrictions. Please be alert to the dangers of golf balls at all times. Dogs should be kept on a lead and extra care taken during golfing hours.

Designated paths around and through the golf course are available at all times. Please see information signs at the park for details. Improvements to these paths were made in 2019-20.

There are times when visitors have unrestricted access to the golf course, however please be aware that golfers may still be playing. Please only access the course at these times:


Opening Times

April - October Before 09:00 and after 18:00

November - March

Before 09:00 and after 15:00

2022 Proposed Improvements

 Improvement works are planned to start in April 2022. To ensure everyone is safe there may be occasions where existing access is temporarily diverted. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Worcester City Council plans to undertake a new phase of improvements in Perdiswell Park including:

  • The scheme aims to enhance the biodiversity and improve access in and around the park
  • A specialist Landscape Contractor will carry out the work
  • A stretch of new hard-surfaced path suitable for pedestrians and cyclists will be constructed to provide access for everyone throughout the year and localised path repairs carried out.
  • Ten seats will be installed
  • Interpretation panels will be installed illustrating the biodiversity and history of the park
  • About 2.5 hectares of new, native woodland will be planted – that’s about the same as about 50 Perdiswell swimming pools!
  • Nearly five hectares of wildflower meadow will be created – that’s about the same as 100 Perdiswell swimming pools!
  • Bird and bat boxes will be installed
  • Bee banks created
  • Construction of areas suitable for hibernating animals

The work will be carried out in two phases:

  • Phase 1: May to July will see the access improvements carried out, including paths, seats and signage; meadow creation, and the installation/construction of creature features.
  • Phase 2: November-December is the right time of year for carrying out planting – all trees and woodland will be planted.

The Contractor will maintain the biodiversity enhancements for 12 months from July. The City Council will continue to maintain the rest of the park.

The work is being funded by Worcester City Council in partnership with Natural Networks.

Logos for Natural Networks, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcestershire County Council and European Regional Development Fund


The park area is flat. There are car parking spaces for disabled visitors and families with young children.

Footpaths have a range of surface types; hard gravel, loose gravel, woodchip/bark and grass. The hard gravel paths parallel to the canal, just north of the sports pitches and down the west side of the park to the Cricket Ground entrance, are more suitable for wheelchairs and child buggies.


There are car parks next to the children’s play area and in front of the Leisure Centre. The main entrance is on Bilford Road (B4482) WR3 8DX.

Children’s play area

The play area is situated next to Perdiswell Leisure Centre and includes swings, roundabouts, slides and smaller climbing equipment – all surrounded by soft-fall surfacing. The centrepiece for the playground is an elaborate piece of climbing equipment, designed to look like a Spitfire.

Perdiswell Park Play Area

Dog Trails

There are three separate dog trails outlined on the park information boards, ranging in length from two kilometres to six kilometres.

Well behaved dogs are welcome; please clear up after your dog and use the bins provided.

A Public Space Protection Order made under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 is in force. Offenders will be liable to a fixed penalty fine or prosecution. Maximum four dogs per person and please clean up any mess.

Find out more about the Public Space Protection Order.

Perdiswell Marsh

This area is located on the northern side of Perdiswell Park and runs along the boundary of the golf course and near to Barbourne Brook. The area is managed for its wildflowers and orchard. 

Find out more about Perdiswell Marsh.

Perdiswell Leisure Centre

Find out more about on the Perdiswell Leisure Centre website.

Historical significance

Perdiswell Park was the home for Worcester City Airport prior to the Second World War but then became RAF Worcester. The airfield accommodated No.2 Elementary Flying Training School and trained pilots in Tiger Moths before they moved on to fighters and bombers. The airfield was also classed as a Relief Landing Ground (RLG) for aircraft in distress. More recently, the site was a municipal golf course.

The Friends of Perdiswell Park

The Friends of Perdiswell Park is the community organisation of local residents and groups that works to improve and look after Perdiswell Park. Visit the Friends Facebook Page.

Further information

If you would like to hold your own event in one of our parks please visit our holding your event in a Park or Green space page.

If you are interested in volunteering in one of our parks please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.