Stevens Park in Stourbridge has housed families for many years. Dating back to 1282 when the hamlet of Wlfrecote was home to two families.
The park is now formed around Wollescote Hall, this grade two listed building was given to the people of Lye and Wollescote by Ernest Stevens in 1930 and has restrictions to use under its Deed of Gift.
The hall was to benefit the community with the provision that there would be no discussions of politics, drinking of alcohol and ball games on Sundays.
The hall was rented out to Worcester Education Department as an annexe to Folley College Art Department in 1971 but the building fell into disrepair soon after the college left the building. In 1991 renovation work commenced and it is now occupied by the Lye/Wollescote Sons of Rest and part of the Social Services Department of Dudley Council. DY9 7JG
Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge, Dudley DY9 7JG
The park is 27 hectare in size and has extensive recreational facilities and 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. One of these large areas is utilised as a football pitch, by a variety of teams over the season.
Another additional large grassed area, has two 5-a-side football pitches. The other side of Wollescote road, there is a large area of playing field, which is maintained as a cricket pitch. The centre of the park holds 3 Tennis courts, Crown and Flat Green bowls.
This park hosts spectacular views to surrounding countryside and back towards the Black Country. In the lower North Eastern section of the park is Ludgbridge brook which has tree line of mature willows and alders, this area is a haven for numerous types of wild life.
The park offers a selection of managed pathways, making walking an optimal choice, for all individuals within the community.
Children's Play Area and Picnic benches
Grassed Mini Soccer pitches and Multi-Use Games Area
11 aside football pitch - charges apply
Crown and Flat Green Bowls - charges apply
Large areas of flat managed grass
Smaller areas of shaded and unshaded areas of grass
Managed path ways
Tennis Courts X 3
Walled Garden (managed in association with Dudley Mind)
Stevens Park, Wollescote has a active Friends Group. The group meet once a month in the Sons of Rest rooms in Wollescote Hall.
The group are always recruiting new members to assist with future plans and events. Please refer to the website for further details:
Friends of Wollescote Park http://wollescotepark.webs.com/ or contact Craig Lees tel: 07852 900 237