Trip Advisor Certificate of ExcellenceA tree-lined riverside park perfect for families and sport

Opening hours: All day, every day

Postcode: CV31 3PH – Location map

Parking:

From Monday 21 November 2022, Victoria Park car park will be temporarily closed for up to 3 weeks for repair and improvement work to be completed.

Repair work is taking place at the Victoria Park car park due to the extreme summer heat affecting the surface of the car park during setup for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The cost for this repair work is being reimbursed by the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee.

During the closure, the OId Tennis Courts car park (accessed via Archery Road) will remain open for all-day parking for park users.

Alternatively, free on-street parking may also be found on Archery Road (up to 4 hours).

Warwick District Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of this facility.

What to see and do

  • Bowls - opening times and prices
  • Tennis – ten all-weather hard courts
  • Skate park – Opened late 2016, a fantastic £110,000 skate park funded through £60,000 of SITA grant funding, won by Save Our Skatepark, and £50,000 from Warwick District Council
  • Play area – equipment for both toddlers and older children
  • Paddling pool – shallow treated water. No dogs, please. See below for opening times
  • Café at bowls pavilion
  • Walking and jogging – once around the park's circular footpath is half a mile
  • Space – plenty of grass for ball games, picnics, sunbathing etc.

Trees in Victoria Park

Playground in Victoria Park

Other facilities

  • Ranger service
  • Toilets (bowls and tennis pavilions).
  • All areas wheelchair and pushchair accessible

Paddling pool

The paddling pool at Victoria Park opens during the summer, usually from May half-term until September.

If there are any issues with the paddling pool outside of normal working hours, please contact the park ranger service on 01926 314009.

Bowls events 

Spectators are welcome at all bowls events. Victoria Park hosts both the women's and men's national competitions every summer.

  • National Bowls Championship, usually in August.
  • Local, County and Regional bowls competitions.
  • 2022 - Commonwealth Games Lawn Green Bowls event.

Bowling greens

History

Victoria Park was opened in 1899 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and provide more recreation space for the growing town. Throughout the 19th century it was the venue for galas, military parades, flower shows and circuses. A riverside path had originally been created along the south bank of the River Leam in the early 1860s. The borough engineer, William de Normanville, laid out Victoria Park and made a perimeter drive which was exactly half a mile in length.

How to get there

  • Bike – cycle path runs along the southern path from the Archery Road entrance through to Park Drive
  • Bus routes
  • Rail – ten minute walk from Leamington Spa station via Avenue Road
  • Walk – pedestrian entrances at Princes Drive, Park Drive, Archery Road and Adelaide Road

Nearby

  • Riverside Walk
  • Pub on Archery Road
  • ‘Clubland’ off Adelaide Road – Royal Naval Association, St Patrick’s Irish Club etc.
  • Edmondscote Athletics Track off Princes Drive
  • Leamington town centre – ten minutes’ walk

Events and filming

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