King George V Wordsley Park in Dudley has royal connections. Part of the park is an independent charity and registered as a King George Field, which forms part of the National memorial to his late Majesty King George V, which specifies that the land is to be preserved for public recreation.
At the park’s formal entrance opposite Barnett Lane, ornate gates, displaying the Heraldic Panels inform the public of the royal connection. The right panel depicts a unicorn and the left hand side a lion.
The park is 7ha and is located close to the Wordsley Green shopping centre. The park has extensive recreational facilities, including tennis, football, a multi use games area and bowls along with, many areas of managed flower beds and grass, over its sweeping landscape. The park has large areas of open flat grass, ideal for team games, along with smaller shaded and un-shaded areas perfect for picnics and leisure activities. There are some interesting trees in the park, including Cedars and Monkey Puzzles. Of interest to children is, from this park, a whale's tail which can be seen in one of the adjacent school grounds. The park offers a selection of managed pathways, making walking an optimal choice, for all individuals within the community.
Wordsley Park has an active Friends Group: Friends of Wordsley Park. The group is newly formed consisting of local residents, councillors and youth representatives with the aim of getting local people back into the park to enjoy it for sport and recreational pastimes. The Friends group are working hard to create a high quality place for Wordsley and promote a greater awareness of the benefits of using public parks, with plans to improve both the environment and facilities within the park for everyone.
Previous projects that have been undertaken in the park which were funded through Liveability include repair work to the old coach house, a holiday play scheme, provision of bins, seating and multi-use games area.