Abbey Park, Pershore WR10 1JP
Lights The old light columns which were becoming corroded, were replaced in early September 2013. The new lamps are Georgian in style, and are fitted with LED bulbs to save energy whilst still giving a good level of lighting.
Memorial Garden - this was new for 2011 - a small circular area near the main entrance, funded by the Pershore branch of the Royal Naval Association. It commemorates the fallen at all wars from all services and civilians.
Community Orchard - this was a new project for 2010. A large variety of fruit trees have been planted on the west side of the park. Local school children enjoyed helping with the planting and we also have a group of volunteers who help run this lovely little project. Sowing nectar flowers for the bees all around the orchard margins has created a colourful edge to the young trees.
The park has been awarded Green Flag status for each and every year since 2008.
The park has lovely mature trees including a tree carving sculpture and plenty of open grass area. There is a children's play area, a children's water play area and also a skate park.
The bandstand, which officially opened on the 28th November 2010, came about due to Pershore Youth Council who in September 2009 took the idea of a youth shelter to Pershore Town Council and after consideration chose a bandstand as it would serve a dual purpose. The Town Clerk from Pershore and the Parks Officer from Wychavon District Council worked together on the project. The Youth Council raised some of the money by holding a music festival and other activities, and the Town Clerk successfully sought a variety of other funders, as can be seen from the panel inside the shelter. Anyone wishing to hold a band concert in the park during the summer should contact the Pershore Town Clerk on 01386 561561.
There is a wetland habitat in one section of the park, thought to be where the monks may have had fish ponds in earlier times. A boardwalk with attractive carvings allows visitors to view this habitat without getting wet feet.
Wychavon District Council
Telephone 01386 565000 - between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday