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: 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. 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 – at both the bowls and tennis pavilions
  • All areas wheelchair and pushchair accessible

Paddling pool

Please note: The paddling pool will be closed for essential maintenance on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th August.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

The paddling pool will be open from 10am-8pm on the following dates:

  • Every day from 27th May - 4th June
  • Weekends only between 5th June and 16th June
  • Every day from 17th June - 3rd September

If there are any issues with the paddling pool outside of normal working hours, please contact St Peter's Car Park 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.

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

Park maintenance - contact us

This park is maintained by Warwick District Council. Check our Parks maintenance FAQs or call 01926 456128 or email contract.services@warwickdc.gov.uk

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