Benwell Nature Park
Parkland / Woodland Garden
Benwell Nature Park is a 5-acre Local Nature Reserve in the heart of Benwell. It is not a typical urban park but rather an area managed to provide the people of Newcastle with the chance to experience and enjoy a ‘wilder’ environment. Many natural habitats have been established: a pond and marsh, meadows and hedgerows, woodlands and stone outcrops, each with its own variety of plants and animals. A picnic area near the pond and a herb garden close to the Park Building have also been created.
The park came into being in 1982, following the demolition of two streets, Joan and Helen Street, and half of Atkinson Road. These were originally built to house the workforce of the Armstrong Vickers munitions factory and other factories on Scotswood Road. All that remains visible of these streets now is a length of cobbled back lane at the southwest corner of the park.
Its creation has been largely due to involvement of the local community, volunteers and the city’s schoolchildren. The park has won many awards and accolades over the years including the Green Flag and from Northumbria in Bloom.
|Benwell Nature Park (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
* Park has no standard opening times, please phone to make sure access is available.
Not Bank Holidays.
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