The water play area opens for the summer season on Saturday, 30 April 2022 and will run from 10am to 6pm seven days a week.

Due to pump failure only the rainbow arch is currently working.

Work to install a barrier around Abbey Park in Pershore is almost complete. This will help deter illegal and unauthorised encampments. This follows the consultation held last year.

Read the results of the Abbey Park barrier design consultation.

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Park features

Memorial GardenLights

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

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

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.

Green flag award logo
Children from the local area taking a photo with a tree carving sculpture
Originally the Abbey Grounds, the park is very close to the main part of the town and provides a fresh green setting for this historic but still vibrant Abbey.

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.

Park Opening

Every Day of the YearKids planting a tree at Abbey Park

Parking

At the car park situated in the park. Access from the north end of Abbey Road

Toilets

In the park - off Church walk. For more information see our Public Toilets page.

Facilities: 

  • Mature trees
  • Shrubs
  • Open grass areas
  • Damp meadow area and boardwalk
  • Picnic benches and seating
  • Children's play area
  • Water play fountains NOTE The water play is now closed
  • Bowling club [privately run but open to new members]
  • Skatepark
  • Bandstand
  • Memorial gardens
  • Community orchard

Habitat

The Park benefits from sculptures and a boardwalk over a wet grassland area which was originally the fishpond area from the medieval Abbey.

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.Abbey Park

Dog Waste

Poop scoop bins provided. Please collect up after your dog

Area

Approx. 7.38 hectares 

Contact the Parks Team

Wychavon District Council
Telephone 01386 565000 - between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday
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