Selly Oak Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Selly Oak Park is situated in Selly Oak, Birmingham between Gibbins Road and Harborne Lane.


Selly Oak Park is located in Selly Oak between Gibbins Road and Harborne Lane.

Selly Oak Park

Selly Oak Park (June 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

It is now close to the Selly Oak Bypass (Aston Webb Boulevard).

Selly Oak Park

Lawn mowing at Selly Oak Park (June 2012). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The park has a Children's Play Area and an Outdoor Gym.

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Play Area and Outdoor Gym at Selly Oak Park (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Lapal Canal (Dudley No 2 Canal) is to the north and north eastern end of the park. The Lapal Canal Trust have been working for years to restore it

Lapal Canal Selly Oak Park

Lapal Canal at Selly Oak Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of Selly Oak Park

It was developed under the Kings Norton and Northfield Urban District Council. Land was donated in February 1899 by members of the Gibbins family. The park was opened in April 1899 on Easter Monday. In 1911 the park was taken over by Birmingham City Council when Selly Oak became part of the city. More land was donated over the years. In 1913 and 1919 by the owners of the Birmingham Battery and Metal Company (also Gibbins family members), in 1935 to give access to the Weoley Park Farm Estate. More land in 1950 by the Birmingham Battery & Metal Company (again). In 1958 some land was transferred to the City’s Public Works Committee. More recent land donations in 1980 and 1982. The shelter built in 1899, the bandstand built in 1908 and the Daughters of Rest Pavilion built in 1953 have all since been demolished. The stump from the "Selly Oak", a large oak tree on Oak Tree Lane was situated in the park after it was felled in 1909.

Selly Oak Park (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Graham Jones wooden carvings

The park is maintained by The Friends of Selly Oak Park. You can find carved wooden sculptures around the park, by Graham Jones.

Selly Oak Park bench by Graham Jones.

Selly Oak Park bench (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Welcome to Selly Oak Park by Graham Jones.

Welcome to Selly Oak Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Deer or kangeroo wooden sculpture by Graham Jones

Selly Oak Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

University of Birmingham

It is close to the University of Birmingham.

Old Joe from Gibbins Road near Selly Oak Park.

Old Joe from Gibbins Road near Selly Oak Park (May 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Project dates

08 Aug 2019 - On-going

Passions

Environment & green action

Contact

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