Welcome to The Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park web site.

The Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park aim to promote the use of the park.

We purchase items to enhance the park.

We hold talks aimed at entertaining and informing members about parks, gardens and related subjects. These meetings are open to members of the public and a small fee is requested.

Members are kept up to date about matters concerning the park.


The campaign to prevent Redrow Homes building houses on part of the park and Beechley Estate is not over yet, though the Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park cannot take an active part in this.

Please see our Park News Items page.

On Tuesday 25th July 2017 the Planning Committee accepted the plans to move the Miniature Railway to a new site, in the park, off Menlove Avenue near the old tennis courts.

An application for Village Green status has been made .
Details on the Park News Items page

Did you know that:

  • The Council is considering selling to Redrow Homes, part of Harthill and Calderstones Park along with Beechley House and Beechley Stables for house building. See the Park News Items page.
  • The Harthill Estate was bought in 1914 for 'walking and recreative purposes' and added to Calderstones Park.
  • The purchase of the Harthill Estate was in part to prevent a speculative builder from building on the estate. (!!)

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  • The Herbaceous Border

  • Swans on the lake

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The Calderstones in the park