The board gives a snapshot of the history of St George's Park from it's donation to the people of Kidderminster in 1927, to the planting of fruit trees and edible varieties which have become part of our Let's Eat the Park (LEAP) project today.
The interpretation board explains the diversity of wildlife found in the park and especially the great success of the nestbox project started by FoSGP in 2009, as part of the Horsefair urban green corridor that includes our park. We are very pleased with the outcome, the board does just what it says - it interprets the park - where it came from, what it has in it now and points to where it is going in the future. There is a map of the park with a suggested nature trail where the numerous species of birds, insects, wild flowers, fruit trees and bushes (and if we are very lucky) a vole or a hedgehog might be spotted just a few metres from the busy Ring Road.
The People's Park is still what it was always intended to be... a haven of calm and an oasis of greenery in a busy urban environment and this is its story in words and pictures.
As we approach Love Parks Week which is actually a 10 day long nationwide celebration of parks and green spaces - from Friday 25 July until Sunday 3 August - St George's Park is proclaiming itself an asset that reallyis loved by all its friends and all those who use it - we are marking its place as the jewel of the Horsefair and The People's Park! Right on cue it is the park's 87th birthday on 23 July
The Friends group are grateful to our partners the District Council Parks Department for their ongoing support and especially for installing the board for us, the Kidderminster and District Lions Club for their most generous donation, all of our supporters and donors including Kidderminster Civic Society for their pledge of funds toward the cost of the project.
Please Note More contextual info about the interpretation board on Park History Page above or here:-