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A beautiful and child friendly park on the outskirts of Worcester city Centre.

Located on the outskirts of Worcester city centre, Gheluvelt Park was created as a memorial to the soldiers of the Worcestershire Regiment’s 2nd Battalion who, through remarkable bravery, stopped the invading German forces at the Battle of Gheluvelt on 31 October 1914.  Historians believe that had this not happened then the invading forces would have made it to the coast and the outcome of WW1 would have been very different.  The park was established in 1922. Today it stretches westward from the 449 (Barbourne Road) to the River Severn.

Features of the park include:

  • An extensive children’s’ play area in the southeast corner of the park.
  • A beautiful central lake with an island bandstand.
  • A riverside conservation area managed by the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust.
  • The fountains and ‘Splash Pad’ area for youngsters and early teens.
  • The memorial sculpture and garden to the fallen Soldiers of the Worcestershire Regiment.

The park regularly stages outdoor events during the summer months and is popular with Worcester residents and visitors alike.

Opening times
Main Park: Dawn till dusk
(from Barbourne Road to foot bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts)
Riverside Conservation Park: Open 24 hrs
(from bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts to the Pump House Environment Centre)


Side Entrance: Gheluvelt Park, Waterworks Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom – WR1 3EX

Main Entrance: Gheluvelt Park, A449 (Barbourne Road), Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom – WR1 1SE


Sat Nav Postcode: (Barbourne Rd) WR1 1SE
Sat Nav Postcode: (Waterworks Rd) WR1 3EX
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR1 3EZ

Parking Nearby
Destination Mostly Outdoors
Toilets Onsite
Environmental Features
Wheelchair Access
Child Friendly
Photography Permitted
Picnic Site
Free Entry and Access
Wildlife & Nature
Live Music
Wedding Venue
Sports & Recreation
Heritage Aspects
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Q Where's the best place to park?

There is free parking in Waterworks Road car park, disabled and cycle parking at the Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road.