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Priory Park is the closest park to Dudley town centre at just a five minute walk away. Opened in 1932 the park retains most of its original features as well as a number of additions funded by the Heritage Lottery restoration project.

Facilities

  • Community Café at the Pavilion (for opening times follow @gatherdudleycic on Facebook).
  • Public toilets
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Cricket practice area
  • Multi use games area
  • Five aside pitch
  • Bowling Green
  • Pond
  • Children's play area
  • Managed playing fields
  • Managed pathways
  • Wooded area
  • Seating
  • Historic ruins

What's on

The park hosts a range of community events and activities throughout the year. You can find out more on our Facebook Page.

Health and fitness for adults

Lap walking - Every Wednesday, 9.30am
For all levels of fitness, ages and abilities. Meet at the pavilion cafe.

Dog Training

Saturday 10:00 -12:00 Contact Linda 07570 179528, pertondogtraining@mail.com meet at the tennis courts.

Accessibility

Priory Park is largely accessible for users of wheelchairs and pushchairs.  We want to make everyone feel welcome and able to enjoy Priory Park. 

The path network within Priory Park is accessible throughout the year comprising tarmac and recently restored paved areas. The paths are wide and mostly flat with a few small gradients, alternate ramp access is available around any steps ensuring all areas of the park accessible. All stepped areas have handrails.

Toilet Facilities

Accessible toilets and high quality male and female toilet blocks are available in the park. The toilets are generally open during Café opening times.

Community Groups and Schools

If you are interested in visiting Priory Park for an organised educational visit then please contact us.

Priory park is a great place to visit to better understand local history and to study wildlife habitats. Exploring the history of the Priory ruins and pond dipping are particularly popular studies.

Education packs: 

Priory Park Education Pack (PDF 4.83MB)

Priory Park Education Pack Activity Sheets (PDF 10.64MB)

Priory Park App

The Priory Park App is a useful resource for education providers.

Heritage, Projects and Awards

Priory Park holds the Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Award quality marks. The awards recognise high quality parks that offer a great visitor experience and high standards of management.

In 2013 a heritage lottery funded project was completed to restore, conserve and enhance the historic landscape and create a park that met modern-day visitors' needs, and provide a varied range of events and activities. Find out more on Priory Park Heritage.

Priory Park Restoration Project Evaluation (PDF 1.47MB)

Weddings at Priory Hall

Located within the park is Priory Hall. The beautiful setting makes it a popular wedding ceremony venue. 

Please access the hall from through the reception entrance (from the car park you need to walk around to the front of the hall).

Priory Hall is managed by registration services.  If you have an enquiry about the hall or a registration service please contact the register office direct.

Wedding Photography

The Priory Ruins and the rest of the park are popular spots for wedding photography.
Photographs may be taken anywhere within the park such as in the ruins, the rose garden or lily pond. The lawns within Priory Hall gates are only open to wedding parties who's ceremony is held at Priory Hall. Charges apply.

To book your wedding photography at Priory Park contact us.

  • Priory Park Multi Use Games area photo
  • Photo of Priory Park play area
  • Priory Park pavillion photo

Friends of Priory Park

If you are interested in taking an active role in the park as a volunteer and would like to join the friends of Priory Park Group then please contact us.

  • Contact Parks Development Team

    If you have any general enquiries / questions please contact us at Dudley Council Plus.

  • Priory Park, Dudley, DY1 4EU

  • Priory Park can be accessed easily by bus, with stops located close to the park entrances. Buses that stop at Priory Park are:

    81, 82, 24, X7 and X8

    Bus timetables, maps and service information is available through Network West Midlands.

    Parking

    General car parking is available along Priory Road with no time restrictions. Woodland Avenue, The Broadway, and Paganel Drive have a 1-hour time limit Monday-Friday and no time limit on Saturday and Sunday.

    We currently have specially dedicated disabled car parking spaces within the Priory Hall car park. A gateway from the car park leads directly into the park. Access to this car park is off Priory Road.

  • For up to date news about the park and events information 'like' us on Facebook.

    Mobile phone app

    Priory Park has it's own mobile phone app which includes:

    • A GPS visitor map showing your location
    • A GPS art trail
    • A guide to the Priory
    • Information about the park restoration including before and after photographs

    More information on Priory Park App.