Priory Park is situated close to the town centre of Malvern and covers an area of approximately eight acres. It is quintessentially Victorian and has been open to the public since 1925.
Priory Park offers splendid views of the Malvern Hills and is very popular with both visitors to Malvern and local residents alike. The park contains a large number of specimen trees many of which were planted in Victorian times.
The Band Stand
The ornate bandstand is a listed building and during the Summer months hosts regular ‘Bands in the Park' recitals at weekends, these are organized by Malvern Town Council. Further details of ‘Bands in the Park' events.
The Swan Pool
The Swan Pool's origins are somewhat obscure but it has been suggested that it was possibly once owned by the Priory Church to provide fish for the Priory's monks.
Herons and Kingfishers are sometimes to be found close to the Swan Pool. There is a large wooden bridge that crosses the Swan Pool that was restored back to its original condition in 2010. The Swan Pool in Priory Park undergoes routine maintenance work each year. This work is usually carried out in February or March, and involves partially draining the Swan Pool for a short period. The Swan Pool is never fully drained.
The Play Area
The play area has play equipment suitable for use by children up to the age of 12 year old. Children under the age of 10 years of age should be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Children should always remember to: 'Play safe, do not speak to strangers'
Priory Park Bowling Green
The bowling green is looked after by the Malvern Bowling Club. New members are always welcome. Telephone Malvern Bowling Club for more details on: 01684 833398
Priory Park Sculpture
The sculpture was produced by Tom Harvey with help from the following schools: Northleigh CE Primary, Hanley Castle High, St James CE Primary, ST Matthias CE Primary, Wyche CE Primary, Great Malvern Primary, The Chase Technology College, Madresfield CE Primary, Hanley Swan CE Primary and Malvern Wells CE Primary.
The original cedar tree was badly damaged in storm strength winds such that the upper sections had to be removed for safety reasons. The sculpture was cut from the remaining wooden trunk. The sculpture was unveiled on 24th June 2009.
The Council Office
The Council House was formally called ‘The Priory'. It is a listed building in the Gothic style and houses offices of Malvern Hills District Council.