THE FRIENDS OF PRIORY PARK
We are an independent group of individuals and interested parties who have formed ourselves into an Association with a particular object in mind. That object is to do everything we can to ensure the continuation of Priory Park as a maintained but unmanicured recreational area in the heart of the town of Warwick
The Park In Autumn
The Park In Spring
Another of our aims is to bring Priory Park to the notice of people who may not have appreciated that they have a very unique and valuable asset on their doorstep - one which has to be protected and preserved for future generations.
Membership of Friends of Priory Park is open to anyone who has any interest of any sort in the park, it’s flora and fauna, it’s wildlife and it’s general amenities.
It is unfortunate that, in the past, parts of the park have been nibbled away by various bodies for various purposes.
One of our primary aims is to prevent that from happening in future. You can help.
Surrounding the site of a former mediaeval priory, Priory Park is a splendid public open space containing magnificent trees which remind us of the planting spirit of landowners over many generations.
The park can be accessed from several small entrances in the wall on Priory Road as well as the main entrance on Coventry Road and an entrance by Priory Medical Centre. As well as a wonderful selection of mature trees, the more careful observer will find a delight of smaller flora in turf which has never seen modern “improving” chemicals. The Park is open at all times. Admission is free.
Warwick Priory Park is what remains of the grounds of 'The Priory', originally a Tudor house built on the site of a 12th century priory, which was dismantled in the 1920s and re-erected in Richmond, Virginia USA. On the embankment behind the trees Chiltern Railways trains depart for Birmingham and London Marylebone.
A walk under a bridge on a path running through the Park will lead you into a further expanse of greenery adorned with a mix of wild flowers, a children's play area and magnificent old trees which are home to an abundance of wildlife, this is known locally as the Priory Pools area which is attached to Priory Park.