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See a virtual tour of Vines Park

This park covers an area of old brine workings. St Richard the patron saint of Droitwich is remembered here with a statue in his honour. The park is just the other side of the Saltway road from the town's shopping centre and provides a pleasant green corridor along the canal and River Salwarpe.

A New Play Area opened in March 2011 designed to a natural play theme with wooden equipment.

The Canal was opened on Friday 1st July 2011 by Caroline Spelman (Secretary of State for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) after many years of restoration work. Come and enjoy the sight of narrow boats as they negotiate the canal and locks in the park.

The park was awarded Green Flag status for the first time in 2013/14, then again for each year since then.

Park Opening
Every day of the year

Parking
At car park on opposite side of the Saltway at Waitrose. Pay and display.

Toilets
Closest at Waitrose. For more information see our Public Toilets page.

Facilities

  • Play areas
  • Picnic areas
  • Canal open
  • British Waterways moorings
  • St Richard's statue
  • Interpretive Brine Pit area
  • Salt history mosaic
  • Mature trees
  • Fishing at designated places on Salwarpe river and canal
  • Wych barge seating area

Fishing
Please contact Droitwich Angling Centre for details on which areas of Park are available for fishing (charges do apply) phone 01905 779300

Cycle Way
All along recently widened path from Vines Lane end of the Park to the Crossways Bridge opposite Waitrose.

Recycling bins
We now have recycling bins at main points in the park. Please do your bit to help the planet whilst you are in the park by putting your glass bottles, cans and paper in the clearly marked recycling bins.

Dog waste
Poop scoop bins provided. Please collect up after your dog.

Lifebuoys
Located along the canal inside red cases. For more information see our Lifebuoys page.

Area
Approx. 3 hectares. 

Further information

Contact the Parks Team
Wychavon District Council
Telephone 01386 565000 - between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday
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