A tree-lined riverside park perfect for families and sport
Opening hours: All day, every day
Postcode: CV31 3PH – Location map
Parking: Free parking off Princes Drive at the west end of the park. Limited parking on Archery Road. Town centre parking ten minutes’ walk away.
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. Closed until May 2017
- 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.
- Ranger service
- Toilets – at both the bowls and tennis pavilions
- All areas wheelchair and pushchair accessible
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.
- Bowls opening times and prices
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
- 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