Discover Newport’s Parks

0
75

Belle Vue park

Belle Vue Park opened in 1894 and has features typical of a Victorian public park, including conservatories, pavilion, bandstand and rockeries.

The park can be accessed from Cardiff Road, Belle Vue Lane and Waterloo Road

Beechwood park

Beechwood Park is a 30 acre park with mature trees and play areas with entrances on Chepstow Road, Christchurch Road and Beechwood Road.

Opening times

Beechwood Park opens at 6am and closes at dusk

Cafe

There is a cafe near Beechwood House, Mrs T’s Beechwood Park Cafe.

Public transport

Buses run along Chepstow Road and Christchurch Road and stop outside the park, visit Newport Transport for details.

Room hire

The recently restored Beechwood House has room and spaces which can be hired for events.

History

Beechwood House, a Grade II listed building, was built in 1877-78 as the private residence of George Fothergill, a tobacco manufacturer and former Mayor of Newport and the 30 acre park originally formed the private grounds.

In 1900, Newport Borough Council bought Beechwood House and the grounds were opened up as a public park. During the World War I, the house was used as a convalescent home.

Beechwood House was occupied by American forces during World War II and then had a number of uses including a hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis, an open air school and a model railway club.

Tredegar Park

Tredegar Park is situated off Cardiff Road, close to the Junction 28 exit of the M4.

There are playing fields and changing rooms for local sports clubs, a children’s play area, pitch and putt course, tennis courts and a skate park.

Opening times

Tredegar Park opens at 6am each day and closes at dusk.

Facilities at Tredegar Park include:

  • Parking for more than 100 cars
  • Large play ground to suit a variety of age groups
  • Nine hole crazy golf
  • One mile walk / running track
  • Skate park and cycle track
  • Tennis courts
  • Football pitches
  • Rugby pitches
  • Cricket wickets
  • Shower and changing for 6 teams and referees
  • Public toilets with disabled access

Newport Skate Park

Newport’s skatepark, Carve Wicked, is located in Tredegar Park and was designed and built by Acrete Skateparks working with young people who helped to choose the design and features including a bowl section, street section, peanut bowl and bike jump.

Parents

The skatepark attracts high numbers of users and younger children should be supervised.

There are quieter periods on weekend mornings which may be more suitable for younger children.

It is advised that 5-8 year olds stay in the Street section of the park under adult supervision.

This area is suitable for scooter users, skate boarders and BMX riders.

Competent skaters aged 9 years and over may use the mini bowl, main bowl and bike run.

BMX riders please note no pegs are allowed on any of these areas.

The peanut bowl (pool) is suitable for experts only.

Opening times

The skatepark is open between 9am-9pm.

When gates are closed vehicles cannot enter or leave the park although the skatepark can be entered on foot until 9.00pm.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here