Dating back to the late 1800s, Beacon Park is set in more than 70 acres of beautiful formal gardens and open spaces. It boasts mature trees, a pool, wide open spaces, woodland, an herbaceous garden, and views to Lichfield Cathedral.
Energetic visitors can enjoy tennis, bowls, football, and an 18 hole par 3 golf course. The park is also popular with dog walkers and runners. It has a large playground for young people and an enclosed play area for under 11s.
In the summer the park is a buzz with activities including crazy golf, mini cars, inflatable’s, donkey rides and more.
Museum Gardens is the more formal part of Beacon Park, with classic Victorian features, including stunning flowerbeds that set off the central fountain. It also features listed monuments, including bronzes of Captain Smith of the Titanic and Erasmus Darwin, as well as a statue of Edward VII.
Benefitting from a new play area, educational hub, café and refreshment kiosk in 2012, along with updated interpretation, community garden area - complete with greenhouse.
A full programme of events attracts thousands of visitors to the park each year, including the ever-popular Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. There is also a community events programme throughout the year, along with school groups and volunteer days.