An abundance of leisure and recreational facilities. More information on activities, clubs, societies and interest groups in the Lichfield area is available from the Tourist Information Centre, Lichfield Garrick Theatre in Wade St.
King Edward VI Leisure Centre (operated by Lichfield District Council)
King Edward VI Leisure Centre on Kings Hill provides a wide range
of sporting activities. Facilities include a multi-purpose Sports Hall
(32m x 18m) which can be used for football, netball, badminton, table
tennis, basketball, volleyball, short mat bowls, etc, an activity room,
squash courts, sunbeds and a floodlit, full-size synthetic pitch. The Sports
Centre organises excellent training and tuition courses covering most major
Friary Grange Leisure Centre (Eastern Avenue) (operated by Lichfield District Council)
The Friary Grange Centre on Eastern Avenue provides for a wide
range of sporting interests. Facilities available include a Swimming Pool,
25m x 12.5m with spectator area; Sports Hall 37m x 18m equipped for badminton,
basketball, fencing, gymnastics, netball, cricket etc; Squash Courts with
overhead viewing gallery; Fitness Room, Sauna Suite and Solarium. There
is also an outdoor floodlit area which can be used as four tennis courts,
one five-a-side, netball and general fitness training. The Sports Centre
organises excellent training and tuition courses covering most major sports.
Lichfield Rugby Football Club. With its modern club facilities
off Darnford Lane, the Rugby Club has achieved some major successes on
the national scene.
Both the Lichfield Lawn Tennis Club (www.lichfieldtennis.co.uk) and the Lichfield Friary Club (www.lichfieldfriarytennis.co.uk) have floodlit courts which are in use all year round.
Cricket and Hockey Club
The Lichfield Cricket and Hockey Club has a new ground and premises off Eastern Avenue. Website: www.lichfieldhockey.co.uk
Lichfield City Football Club (formerly Beacon Park F.C.) is one of only eleven Charter Development Standard Clubs in Staffordshire, and operates from the Enots Sports & Social Club on Eastern Avenue. The Club currently has around 250 registered players and runs teams from under 8's through to under 17's, all competing in the Lichfield and District League; along with an open age adult team, who play in the Burton league.
Parks and Pools
Lichfield is extremely fortunate to have a wealth of fine
parks and pools through the very heart of the City.
As well as the formal gardens in the oldest part of the park nearest
Bird Street, Beacon Park now extends over 78 acres out to the Western Bypass
and includes a Par 3 (18 hole) Pitch and Putt Course, 9 football pitches,
tennis courts, bowling greens, crazy golf and a large children's play area.
The Festival Gardens between The Friary and Sandford Street were
donated to the City by Sir Richard Ashmole Cooper in the late 1920's.
Pool Walk forms a delightful secluded garden area adjacent to Minster
Pool, with splendid views from across the water to the Cathedral beyond.
Stowe Fields has a small children's play area adjacent to Lombard
Street car park. The area, in the shadow of the Cathedral, includes the
14 acre Stowe Pool where sailing takes place throughout the summer months.
47 acres between Boley Park
estate and the A38. The park has been carefully developed to provide a
natural parkland area, fostering many wild flowers, butterflies and insect