CoCoMAD is Coming - 6th July 2019

Next Couch to 5k starts 11th June

If you’ve never been a runner before (or not recently) the Cotteridge Park Couch to 5k group is a great place to start.

Friendly, supportive people here to help you get off the sofa and give it a go.

The next course will be starting soon on 11th June.  Keep an eye on the website or sign up for the email notifications at

If you’ve been a runner before the Social Running Group meets on Tuesdays at 6.30pm – meet at the car park.  It’s FREE

History and Heritage of Cotteridge Park


Thanks to funding from the Heritage Fund Cotteridge Park volunteers have been gathering lots of photos and stories about the history of the park.

From 450 million years ago via the 20th century to today click on the links below link to find out more about your favourite local park.

Click here for the timeline and here for the interactive map

And please get in touch and share your photos and memories at

Support Cotteridge Park - Make a Donation

The Friends of Cotteridge Park needs your help to continue running free community activities.

Can you donate some money every month to keep these activities running for free now that grant funding is less available?

Click here to donate securely via Just Giving – you can even add Gift Aid to make your donation go further.

Whether it’s £2 a month or £20 it will make sure that all activities can stay free at the point of delivery.

Your money will not be used to do the tasks that are the responsibility of Birmingham City Council – you already pay Council Tax for those.

GreenFit Baby - Wednesdays

Sarah is back with the GreenFit Baby class on Wednesdays at 9.30am.

Gentle exercise for new parents and their babies.  Fresh air, cup of tea and a chat.

And it’s FREE thanks to Active Parks and Park Lives.

Christmas Break – Last session on 19th December, back on 2nd January

SwingFit - Dance yourself Happy on Wednesdays

Christmas Holiday – Back on 2nd January 2019

Free swing dance fun on Wednesdays at 6pm.

Doesn’t matter if you don’t know your left from your right or your shimmy from your shorty George…just join in.

In our Winter home at the Cadbury Club.  Free because it is part of ParkLives and Active Parks

Tai Chi & Walking Group Thursdays

Christmas Holiday – Back on 10th January 2019

Thursday is the day for gentle exercise in Cotteridge Park.  You don’t have to get hot and sweaty to get fitter.  Improve your breathing, balance and state of mind by joining the Walking or Tai Chi groups.

The Walking Group meets at the car park entrance at 10am.  Friendly people to walk & chat with.

Tai Chi starts at 10.30 and is a form of gentle exercise that combines deep breathing & relaxation techniques with slow, graceful movements.These sessions are suitable for beginners, just wear comfortable clothes & shoes. If you want to know more about Tai Chi click here to read Bridget’s Blog.

Meet at the basketball court. And if it’s too cold or wet for you click here for a video of a session you can join in with