Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Gaelle Finley



At the Friends of Handsworth Park committee meeting this week, we heard about the activities which will be happening in the Park.

There  will be a Willow making session in the Sons of Rest building tomorrow – Saturday 24th March 12noon to 2pm.  Learn how to make sculptures.  Free event.

Active Parks have 2 Easter Egg Hunts – 1st April 1.30pm to 4.30pm and 4th April 1pm to 4pm.  Free.

There’s a celebration event of some women getting the vote on Sunday 15th April 2pm to 5pm at the Boathouse Cafe.  With workshops making rosettes and placards, talk on suffragettes in Handsworth, march around the lake, free tea and cake. Drop in.

The Cricket season starts on 21st April.  Look out for the fixtures list on our website.

Vaisakhi – 29th April

Simmerdown – 12th August

Hopefully there will be a Cricket Cultural Day in August too.

We also want to organise something for National Tree Week in November.  If you have any ideas about what we could do please get in touch.

The Sunday multi sport and multi activity sessions are going well – 1.30pm – 4pm near the children’s play area.  Free.

The Community Garden is going well too although we had to postpone the Spring into Action event due to the snow.

We’ve received some funding to work with local allotments to put on a Handsworth Show.

We are hoping that we will have a Forest School running in the Park soon.

We would like to put on a Dog Show too – maybe at the same time.  Is anyone interested in helping to organise the Dog Show?

We have lots on the website.  If you have any stories or memories about the Park that you would like us to put on the website please email us on

We are concerned about the future of the Leisure Centre and we are waiting to hear what the Council’s plans are.

It will be a busy year and it is great to see so many people enjoying  the park every day.

Tonia, Secretary Friends of Handsworth Park


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