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War Memorial Park

RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townCoventry
PostcodeCV5 6DH
Carpark locationCar Park is the free Park-and Ride one just off the A429 Kenilworth Road at CV5 6DH

Available Map

  • War Memorial Park (unavailable until 30/11/2019)

War Memorial Park is an accessible Parkland area with free car parking close to the centre of Coventry.  It is open every day for 24 hours.

There are 4 Orienteering Courses suggested, from 1.9km Yellow suitable for Novices to 4.7km Green course which is most difficult.

The Start and Finish are just outside the Visitor Centre in a glass-fronted notice board box.

The Visitor Centre is open every day from 9 am to 4 pm with toilets to 4.30 pm.  There may be maps available from here (£1), but it is safer to download free from the British Orienteering website.  A map will be emailed to you.


Other Things to do in the Area

In the park, there are extensive children's play areas, including a skateboard park. 

There are also Tennis and Bowls facilities (last booking at 3.30 pm) and toilets which close at 4.30 pm.  Enquiries Tel. 024 7678 5764.

A new 'Foot Golf' course has been installed on the former pitch and putt course.  Footballs can be hired from the Visitor Centre for £1. (or bring your own).  There is a moderate charge for Adults and Juniours for this game.

Maps Available From

British Orienteering Website (here free), or

Visitor Centre (Check maps available first) at £1 each.  Telephone 024 7697 7770

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers