Parks & Open Spaces
A valuable resource to any town, the parks and open spaces of Solihull are a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. Packed with playgrounds, gardens, lakes and facilities to suit all ages, they provide a natural meeting point for friends and families.
With a number of Park Events through the year too, and with many able to host community events they are the beating heart of the borough.
Find out more about your local open spaces
With over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces in Solihull, there is plenty to see and do no matter where you are or how long you have.
- Local parks – there’s plenty to see and do in your local park, find your closest park here.
- Local Nature Reserves – offering a space to relax in Solihull, our Local Nature Reserves are havens for wildlife. From walking and talking with friends, to just spending time in your own company, they provide valuable and vibrant areas to do just that.
- Allotments – allotment gardening provides huge benefits to the green-fingered as well as the local community. A great way to grow your own food, get fit and stay healthy, it also helps local wildlife flourish.
- Grazing Sites – we have a number of sites which are available for grazing in Solihull. Let by competitive tender, they are advertised in the local press.
- Parks events – there are plenty of great events hosted in Solihull, find out about upcoming events here.
Please note: All fitness sessions in our parks and open spaces must be registered with Solihull Council. Contact [email protected] to apply or find out more.
Outdoor gyms give people the chance to exercise in the fresh air for free and have multiple stations of all-weather fitness equipment. Examples of the types of equipment available, include skiers, gym pull-down, sit-up station, walker, leg stretch, power push, parallel rails and push hands. Equipment does vary across the parks, but instructions are available next to the equipment along with QR codes, which when scanned with a smart phone give an instructional video on how to correctly use the equipment.
Locations: Babbs Mill, Damson Lane Park, Elmdon Park, Jacey Park, Knowle Park, Meriden Park, Shirley Park and Tudor Grange Park.
Ping! is on a mission to bring ping pong to the people!
Find our ping pong tables in green spaces across Solihull! To join in the fun, simply head for a table and play… it’s absolutely free!
Local Table Tennis Clubs
There are plenty of opportunities to join table tennis at club level to find out more visit the Solihull Active Table Tennis page.
PING! Solihull: Feedback Survey
Have you used one of the new outdoor PING! Solihull tables? If so we would appreciate your feedback. Click the link to complete the survey and you could be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon Voucher.
PING! Solihull: Tell Us Your Story
We would love to hear your story, so we can share the positive impact that table tennis has had on you. To complete a story template click here or contact Solihull Active for further information at [email protected] or call 0121 704 8207
PING! Solihull: Volunteering
We would love your help with facilitating social table tennis groups in Solihull, free training and equipment packs are available. Find out more here.
Tennis in Parks
Solihull Council recently refurbished courts at Bentley Heath, Knowle, Malvern and Shirley parks, working with the LTA these can now be booked online for free along with the courts at Elmdon Park.
Bookings are made via the LTA website
Caring for your parks in Solihull
The borough’s parks are for everyone to enjoy and everyone to get involved with. To help keep the open spaces of Solihull clean and safe for us all to visit, it is important that we all:
- dispose of litter in the bins provided or recycle at home
- close gates behind us
- respect other users
- observe signs and markings
- use paths where possible
- respect flowers and wildlife
If you’d like to find out about local groups that are supporting and helping to look after our parks, visit the Love Solihull page.