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 life.