Oakengates Recreation and Sports Ground, since renamed Hartshill Park, was opened in July 1927. The park was designed by Commander BT Coote and the work was overseen by Captain O’Kelly. Hartshill Park was established with money provided by the Miner’s Welfare Unit and was originally a colliery spoil tip, levelled in the 1920s to create a recreational space. In November 1928 the war memorial gates were unveiled in memory of the local men killed during the First World War.
Today Hartshill Park covers an area of 2.3 hectares and sits in a large residential area located in the Oakengates Parish, North-East of Telford. Hartshill Park has a number of facilities creating a unique sense of place often used by the public.
Hartshill Park has achieved green flag status and is recognised as a green flag site.
Facilities and features
- St. John's Ambulance building.
- Two small sided football pitches.
- Play facilities; equipped play area for 3 - 14 year olds.
- Tennis courts (all weather) x 2 floodlit.
- Outdoor gym.
- Floral displays.
- Conservation area.
- A bandstand.
- Grade ll listed memorial gates.
- Royal British Legion poppy bed.
- Miners memorial.
- Car parking.
- There are no toilets on or close by the park.
- There is a car park located in Hartshill Park off Hadley Road, this car park has one disabled parking bay and this car park is free of charge.
- There is one car park opposite to Hartshill Park, Bridge Street long stay car park, TF2 6AH. This car park is free of charge. Please note there is no disabled bays at this car park.
The location of Hartshill Park on Google maps
Last updated: 26/09/2023 14:08