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War Memorial Park

RegionWest Midlands
ClubOctavian Droobers
Nearest townCoventry
PostcodeCV3 6PT
Carpark locationCV3 6PT

Available Map

The War Memorial Park is Coventry's premier park and attracts around 400,000 visitors from all over the city and beyond every year. Many come to enjoy a casual visit, while others come to take part in some of the many special events that take place throughout the year. 

Roughly 48.5 hectares in size, the park is made up of two areas, the formal garden with the War Memorial and the sports areas, with playing fields, golf course, Splash 'n' Play Park and play areas. There is also a 1.6-mile circular footpath around the park.

The War Memorial Park is now listed as a Grade II park by English Heritage and the War Memorial itself is listed as Grade II *  by English Heritage. Details of the listing can be found by visiting the English Heritage website.

 The permanent orienteering courses are shown on a single two-page map with all the instructions on the second page. There are four courses available - novice, medium, medium/difficult and difficult or you could simply see how many controls you can find in 30 or 45 minutes.

VOC Details

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Other Things to do in the Area

There are many facilities in the park including bowls, tennis, footgolf, play areas, dry play pitches and more. There is a cafe located in the centre of the park adjacent to the start of the permanent course. Coventry's Park Run starts from the car park on Saturday mornings.

A full description of park facilities is at www.coventry.gov.uk/warmemorialpark

Maps Available From

Maps are available from the visitor centre although you are recommended to download and print your own copy.

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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