War Memorial Park
The War Memorial Park is a large park of about 48.5 hectares situated in Southern Coventry. The park was opened in a July 1921 as a tribute to the 2,587 Coventrians who died between 1914 and 1918 fighting in the First World War.
The park is made up of two areas, the formal garden with the War Memorial and the sports areas, with playing fields, golf course, Splash ‘n’ Play Park and play areas. There is also a 1.6 mile circular footpath around the park.
During the summer school holidays, younger visitors can enjoy an added attraction, the Splash ‘n’ Play Park. Children can play in 36 water jets, with water rising to 1.5m to 2m in height. The central jets are surrounded by four other water features – the ‘Popits’ and ‘Water Ring’ are suitable for under eights and the ‘Mushroom’ and ‘Drencher’, which squirts water down from a height of 2.5m, are suitable for eight to 12-year-olds.
The sports facilities in the park include:
- pitch and putt golf course and putting green
- 10 refurbished and floodlit tennis courts
- 12 football pitches
- flat green bowls
Charges are made for using these facilities, which helps with the cost of maintaining the park.
Changing is available in the main pavilion, which also provides a small shop selling souvenirs and refreshments, toilets, showers and cafe.
Parking available from Kenilworth Road (Park and Ride), Leamington Road or Coat of Arms Bridge Rd