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 through its connections with the City Council.


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.

There is a Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 25th July which will discuss the moving of the Miniature Railway to a new site off Menlove Avenue near the old tennis courts. The meeting is in the Town Hall and the City Council say that people wishing to attend should be there by 09.30am. The meeting starts at 09.45am. This item is early on the agenda. The application number is 17F/0044.
See the Park News Items page.

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

Did you know that:

  • The Council has said that there will be even less money available to run the City's parks after March 2017.
  • The Council is considering selling part of the Harthill area of Harthill and Calderstones Park along with Beechley House and Beechley Stables for house building to Redrow Homes. 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