Cannon Hill 150
In spring 1873, local philanthropist, Miss Louisa Ann Ryland donated land to the people of Birmingham to create a brand new public park. In September of that year, Cannon Hill Park opened to the public.
Cannon Hill 150 will celebrate this huge anniversary of the park with a day of free performances and activities, celebrating key events from Victorian life Birmingham in the 1870s.
“I have great pleasure in giving Cannon Hill Park to the Corporation of Birmingham for the use of the people of the town and neighbourhood. I would express my hope that the park may prove a source of healthful recreation to the people of Birmingham, and that they will aid in the protection and preservation of what is now their own property.” – Louisa Ryland.
Join us as we learn to tightrope inspired by Charles Blondin’s daring walk across Edgbaston Reservoir, try your hand at riding Penny Farthings, and sign up to carry on Louisa Ryland’s legacy by becoming a friend of the park with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum. Birmingham City Council’s gold-award winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibit will also be officially opened within the park.
Café is available inside Midlands Arts Centre.
Parking (paid) available adjacent to Midland Arts Centre.
Organised by Birmingham City Council & Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS)
Date & Time
Sat 9 Sept | 11am–4pm
LocationCannon Hill Park Birmingham, B12 9QH
Booking not required
The park is wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets at the MAC